Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekly Menu 6/29 - 7/4

Thought I'd give you a little update on how our garden grows. We've had hot weather & some good rain storms so the raised vegetable beds look like a jungle.
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This bed contains Roma tomatoes, zucchini, bush beans & sunflowers. Some of the Romas are an inch long already. The beans are flowering & the zucchini is getting ready to blossom.
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The first planting of the kohlrabi is ready to harvest & Matt is looking forward to kohlrabi slaw.
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All three cherry tomato plants in pots have little tiny green tomatoes on them & lots of flowers.
garlic scapes
We picked the garlic scapes from about half the garlic crop. (Garlic with the scape left on will actually store longer.) Some of the garlic plants are looking like they will be ready to harvest & dry the bulbs soon.
peas from the garden
We had a bumper crop of sweet peas that we finished harvesting last week. We've enjoyed them in salads so far but we'll sauté some up in soy sauce later this week.

On to Menu Planning Monday...

This is a bit of a strange week for us. I am working at the FRESH & Tasty events on Tuesday and Thursday so dinner will be out. Matt has Friday off so we thought we might take a little daytrip somewhere.

Grilled Salmon with Mustard Vinaigrette

Soy Glazed Pork Chops with Sweet Peas

Grilled Turkey - We have turkey for the other big US holiday so why not on the Fourth as well?

We'll also share garlic scape pesto & some uses for it with you this week along with Honeyed Fig & Pig Ice Cream.

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9 comments:

Hungryinsw said...

Honey, fig and pig! Love that. Enjoy the FRESH event! Wish I could go...

Bill Roehl said...

The only item in my garden that's doing ok (and when I mean "ok" I mean "alive") are our ground cherries which are going like gangbusters.

My serrano peppers were chomped by hungry rabbits this weekend so that one doesn't have any chance :(

Sara said...

Ooh! Can't wait to see your recipe for the garlic scape pesto! I am thinking I want to do some of that with my scapes, for sure! Just haven't found a recipe for it yet.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Your garden looks awesome! Great job!

Michelle said...

your garden looks great! You reminded me that I still need to take pictures of mine lol

Lori said...

fig and pig! Too funny.

I wish I had planted kohlrabi. IT looks fantastic!

Brenda said...

Funny - I just made garlic scape pesto tonight. Bought it at the farmer's market on Saturday and had no idea what I was going to do with it. It just looked interesting. The recipe was easy: 3 cups grated parm., 4 TBSP. lemon juice, 1/2 c. chopped garlic scapes, and 1/2 c. olive oil. Process and enjoy!

Psychgrad said...

Your plants looks amazing! I'm finding it so difficult to grow anything here -- between the squirrels and bugs, it's a losing battle.

Lori said...

I love the garden update. Everything looks so beautiful! And you know I can't wait for that ice cream! :)

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