Hey, oh, did you hear? I was on the radio today, on Seattle’s NPR station, talking about that harvest I’ve been telling you about, and what I’ll do differently in next year’s garden. Click here to hear the spot (it’s somewhere around 34 minutes into the show, in a segment called Cooking Klatch).
No garden grows in perfectly pint-sized packages, you know. This year, I did well with carrots, onions, and beets, and to a lesser extent, with peas. My neighbor coddles about 50 tomato plants, too, so I benefit by association – but with each vegetable, it tends to be all or nothing. My fennel bolted. My peppers are trying, and possibly failing, but I’m not ready to wave the white flag. Those leeks that did so well last year? They’ve been as big around as kitchen string for three months straight. But snails? Oh, yes, I can grow snails. Quite well. I feed them fresh kale and chard.
I suspect you have the same problem. I can’t tell you much about gardening, but I can help with recipes for the windfall, should you find yourself with an overwhelming counterful of something fresh and wonderful. Check out my new summer produce recipes page to the right. It is by no means an exhaustive list (I haven’t even touched peppers or zucchini yet), but hopefully it will help those that have asked.
You’ve listened. Now it’s my turn:
What’s overwhelming your vegetable basket right now?