Food and Garden Update
The plants are growing like mad -- every weekend there's work to be done to catch up -- harvesting, pruning, spraying, weeding, pulling up old plants. Our butternut squash is taking over the fence:
We've had two more great harvests since the last one:
(Chrysanthemum greens, a gift plant from Cynthia, are a tasty addition to tomato salads).
(The lame-looking cucumber is just a little dirty on a white spot -- he tasted great. The troubled tiny squash, however, yeah, he went straight to the compost.)
And, from these harvests we've made many delicious meals -- BBQ pizzas are a regular treat (no dishes!), plus tomato salads galore.
Also, C introduced us to the awesomeness that is quark by showing up with lemon quark and garlic quark.
We took the leftovers and made a delicious garlic quark squash risotto:
And here are some sliced Romano Squash to be baked with red onions on top that were marinated in olive oil and herbs:
Eventually, they were joined with baked tomatoes and a mini pizza for each of us topped with harvested goodness:
Have I mentioned how much I love the summer garden?