Saturday, June 28, 2008
Home Grown Ingredients
The start of dinner
Yellow Tomato Gazpacho spiced with garden chilis
(frozen from last year) with cilantro oil and chives
Herb Roasted New Potato Salad on Garden Greens
(check out the little BB potato at the bottom
of the plate!)
Pan Seared Salmon with Honey Rum Berry
Sauce and Garden Kale
We finished with Rhubarb Crisp with Ice Cream (too dark outside to take pictures by then!).
The rhubarb wasn't from the garden --- our plant is in its first year and can't be harvested. Hopefully next year!
This has been the first time I've gardened for two consecutive years in the same place. After spending time carefully planning this year's garden, imagine my surprise to discover several "volunteer" plants from last year that were springing up all over the place - never mind my carefully constructed garden plan!
I think the volunteers are terrific and don't have the heart to kill them. The garden is playing an active role in designing itself this year! These pictures were taken around the 3rd week of June.
wouldn't intentionally plant lettuce between bricks.
planted this year. What you see in the center bed
is all volunteers (I guess I was too lazy to dig up the
potatoes last year!)
looks like it's going to be a volunteer tomato patch.