Monday, May 31, 2010

first squash of summer

I'm a bit worried about these heirloom squash. By midday the entire plant droops in the heat. The tips of the leaves seem burnt and yellowed... I think I'm going to try to stick it in partial shade now that we're in the upper-nineties and lower-100s (sob!).

P.S. This guy was delicious. Sauteed in a little olive oil with an early onion, topped with homemade pesto from our first summer harvest. Simple; good flava.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

first knobby heirloom, picked in the early a.m.

I'll let you know how it tastes!

P.S. Absolutely delicious. Excellent flavor - a tad too watery. Either I'm over-squirting or I picked it slightly too late. Hmm. Well, I have 7 (!) flower-speckled-tomato-plants-worth-of-time to figure it out.

Friday, May 21, 2010

warm harvest in the early-evening sun

Tonight I popped into the garden with big lettuce leaves for my two wandering tortugas. I spent a few minutes pinching flowers off the basil, picking a few more cherries and yanking up big bunches of carrots that I whanged against the sides of the horse trough to shake off the dirt with gusto.

Evening sun on drying clothes - what textures!

And later still, I lazed on the hard flagstone beneath two Queen palms and finished my book (sort of nice, but irritatingly syrupy, FYI - 2D characters, implausible sequences of events and sheesh! enough with the similes! After my extremely short dip into fiction, I'm galloping back to reality.).

Saturday, May 15, 2010

first garden onions, in my tummy

A simple supper: bed of quinoa mixed with homemade pesto from mid-April harvest. Topped with sauteed onion, 5 blanched green beans (from garden pot!), a couple handfuls of peas (dug from freezer depths) & bound together with a double-yolked egg (!) whisked with a half cup of garden herbs (sage, parsley, basil).