Saturday's venture into the garden yielded the first new potatoes (Yukon Golds and Red Norlands), a few heads of fresh garlic (official harvest will occur at the end of July), more garlic scapes, a couple quarts of peas (picked for me by my kindly neighbor, as they are all growing on her side of the fence!), a gallon or so of kale, and chives and nasturtiums to round it out!
I don't think there's any meal that surpasses fresh new potatoes, boiled and served with butter, salt and pepper, and chopped chives:
With sauteed garlic scapes:
And fresh sweet pod peas sauteed in sesame oil and topped with a little soy sauce:
Things are moving right along in the garden. I found the first little green tomatoes, and these baby squashes on my Queensland Blue plants:
My vining nasturtiums are going absolutely bonkers, and getting hard to control! Here's a tendril that wound around a salvia flower and snapped it clean off its own plant!:
I hope you all are enjoying the bounty of the season, wherever you may live, and enjoying good food eaten with good people. And with that, I am going to be taking a bit of a blog break, as the summer has finally reached its pinnacle for me. An event I have been looking forward to for ages, the wedding of my brother Tighe and his lovely fiancee Lisia, will be taking place this next Wednesday, the 14th! So Matt and I are headed up to my hometown of Newport, Washington for 8 days, leaving on Saturday morning, for a week of wedding festivities and family reunion. I will be back into blogworld sometime after July 19th. Until then, I leave you with this meal grown entirely in my backyard, served simply, and eaten happily by two people on a sunny summer day in Portland!