Saturday, August 25, 2012

Garden Driven Eating

There is a lot of produce coming out of the garden right now.  Here is what we are growing and how we are cooking it up.

 Swiss Chard makes a great quesadilla filling when cooked down with onions and garlic.

 We have ample makings for salsa accompaniments.  And the grapes, we're pretty much snacking on these throughout the day.

Snowy eggplants are great for grilling.

Green beans.  We like to cook them simply with butter and garlic.

Pretty much all of our summer veg is in fill swing right now which is very satisfying.

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Winter, finally (and seriously)

I planned to start this blog last spring as my garden flew into action, but then got into the actual work of gardening and abandoned the task. However, today its winter, really winter. I'm wearing long underwear and sitting under a blanket and I'm still cold.
Today is the shortest day of the year so from here on in it gets better. I look forward to longer days, that's for sure. But I'll also tuck in and enjoy winter's freeze and snow, it does mean skiing after all. Maybe more importantly is the snow pack - without snow there isn't water for the West.
The end of the year and the solstice are a good time to think back on the last 365. I have no reason to complain and feel really lucky about the last year and really hopeful about the year to come.