Monday, June 18, 2012

From the Garden: Salad with Snow Peas, Garlic Scapes and Field Greens

Our little garden is starting to produce. We've been getting field  greens for weeks now, and this week our snow peas are ready and we cut garlic scapes.

Today I made a lovely salad using mostly items from the garden:

Start with a bed of field greens
- chopped garlic scapes
- snow peas chopped into bite sized pieces
- dried cranberries
- blue cheese
- toasted walnuts or almonds

Drizzle with olive oil and your favorite vinegar (I used balsamic)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Add chopped grilled chicken and make it a meal.

I could eat this every day, in fact, I probably will!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Feeling Summer

We picked up our first CSA share this week at Sweetland Farm. And suddenly, despite the crazy fullness of these last weeks, or maybe because of, it began to feel like summer....fresh veggies, warm air, the ability to stay up a little later without worrying about cranky kids (who can then sleep a little later, due to wonderfully flexible  work schedules). And something in me un-kinked a bit.

This was a rainy day, but the sun popped out briefly at 6pm.....

And I made one of my favorite summer salad dressing with the basil we got.....Basil Green Goddess   Yes, summer is nearly here!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


See that shadow? The sun is shining! There are few things I like more than coffee in the sun. Wishing you a happy sunny Wednesday.