As the saying goes "corn should be knee high by fourth of July", so as we drove through rural Vermont yesterday (pretty much anywhere in VT), I was checking in on the corn fields and sureenough, most of what I saw was or will be knee by 4th of July. For the most part, this has been a good year for growing food, so far. This morning I took a good look in on my vegetable garden with hopes of harvesting a healthy lunch. Taking a peaceful stroll enjoying the sight of ripening food and the sound of heat bugs, I dreamt up lunch! Later our plates were filled with broccoli sautéed with parsley, kale, onion, tomato, and a generous squeeze of lemon juice. For dessert I made coconut rice pudding sweetened with maple syrup. Happy July 4th!
|In a few days I will pick this beautiful eggplant and make ratatouille.|
|Assorted varieties of lettuce are going to be picked soon as they don't like the heat.|
|Happily surprised to see this artichoke forming.|
|Amish Paste tomatoes make the best tomato paste and sauce.|
|Soon jars of pesto will fill the freezer.|
|Swiss Chard takes the place of spinach all summer long. Spinach and I don't get along in the garden.|