We've gotten two beautiful heads of broccoli which Adele' promptly chopped up for a party dish a few minutes before company arrived so I never got a picture of them in their glory. But they were beautiful.
I have been slowly but surely thinning the beets, radishes, carrots, lettuces which has been resulting in just the perfect amount of greens per meal. Radishes are a new crop for me. I planted some several years ago- more to distinguish the rows of carrots than anything else- but I just wanted to give it a go. They are so beautiful and vibrant! Turns out, Judah loves them raw and roasting them in a cast iron pan on the grill makes for a totally delicious vegetable. I put some of the radish greens on top of our pizza Friday night and in pasta with scampi sauce on Sunday. How do you eat your radishes?
I made myself a salad the other day and I thought Wow. This looks delicious. And then I looked again and realized it may only look delicious to a pregnant woman...a salad with both raisins and olives on it? At the same time? For this pregnant lady, it hit the spot.
Oh- feasting like kings. First cucumbers never taste better. First peppers- sublime. That first brush of fresh basil after so long of the frozen, sloppy pesto. Still waiting for first tomatoes and squash but there will be nothing like them when they get here.
Now is the fun part. Enjoying the goodness from the garden but not being overwhelmed by the chores of stuffing the abundance into jars or crevices in the freezers. It begins!
Also- I need to begin the yearly cleaning out of the freezers. I am not sure how it happened exactly, but there is a remarkable amount of food left in our (several) freezers and I'll be needing to make some room for, Lord willing, lots of garden abundance, in the near future!