Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I don't garden. Partly because I don't have a place to plant one. Partly because I don't have a green thumb. I've killed more than one of my mom's gardens when left in charge of it. Mavis is an accomplished gardener. That's why I'm glad she is my friend and neighbor (though I have yet to reap any culinary benefits...........Mavis???).

Well, some other neighbors of mine participate in CSA (community supported agriculture if you are too lazy [like I usually am] to click on the link). They pay in at the beginning of the season and each week they go pick up locally grown produce. Last week they were out of town so they invited me to pick up the food for them. I came home with 2 dozen fresh eggs, basil, carrots, spring greens, beets, cabbage, apricots, squash, garlic and a boquet of flowers.

I haven't been to the grocery store for at least 2 weeks because my kids have been gone and I've been too busy/lazy/disinterested/cheap to shop. Having little food except newly aquired produce provided an interesting circumstance in which to think up an inventive meal.

Here's what I came up with.

Salad: spring greens, roasted beets, diced apricots, feta cheese & balsamic vinagrette. So fresh and earthy and delicious.

Tell me. What do you do with your fresh produce? (BESIDES zucchini bread!!) This creative gastronomy is fun.

1 comment:

mavis said...

Thanks for calling me out on hording my garden! My tomatoes are ripening, expect some. We always eat all our broccoli, but maybe the kids are sick of it, I'll see. Maybe I'll post some pics. I love fresh garden goodness. But you embellish, I am terribly novice at it and have yet to see results on more than a few disappointing plants!