Thursday, April 21, 2016
Garden grows & insanely good food
The garden is really starting to take off this month!
And I'm so glad because I've missed the variety of spring & summer vegetables ..
We've had loads of kale , spinach , mustard greens and collards..
This is exciting!!! My honey berry is blooming!!!
And this!!! Fava beans!!! I just can not wait for these!
Pink plume celery slowly but surely coming around..
Loads and loads of sunchokes coming up.. I really thought I had harvested enough of them to avoid over crowding.. Guess I may need to pull some out to sell. Such an easy to grow crop.. And roasted sunchoke soup was one of the best new things we ate last winter.
Year 3 of the asparagus bed.. So far it's looking pretty good.
Asparagus is sort of a pain to take care of.. It occupies a fairly large bed all year but the harvest is short. And it's a heavy feeder!
But fresh asparagus taste nothing like store bought so I will continue to take the time for it.
With our over load of mustard greens I needed to start searching for new ways to cook them..
Pinterest to the rescue ! This was amazing!! Mustard green pesto!
Possibly the best pesto I ever made.. Perfect over our homegrown silkie chicken .. And it freezes beautifully allowing me to preserve the harvest in a new very flavorful way!
Also insanely good.. My moms peaches..,
Made a peach cobbler using my fresh ground cornmeal for the dumplings and then sprinkled it with some of last years dried elderberry harvest ..