Thursday, June 4, 2009
One of the many reasons I garden - - FOOD
This time of year is my favorite. I traipse through my yard, snatch a handful of blueberries, maybe pop a fresh juicy red strawberry into my mouth and peruse my veg garden to see what is ready for the kitchen and ultimately my tummy.
Today it was the fresh crookneck squash, some flat leap parsley and the first of the season cucumber. I pulled out a casserole dish - sliced the squash, the purple onion and even added in some fresh corn. Dribbled on some virgin olive oil, salt & pepper and popped into the oven. Next I chopped up some tomatoes, my cukes & the parsley for my salad and as a third item I sliced some red potatoes, boiled them till just barely soft in water, added some bits of proscuitto and a bit of milk. Yum. It was all so very good.
The rewards of gardening.