Friday, July 16, 2010

How does your garden grow?

Ours seems to be holding it's own despite the heat and dry weather. The broccoli has already formed heads, 
the figs are growing but still green. 
The herbs scent the air when the wind blows. The bugs have been at the basil. I can't really blame them it's so fragrant.
It is such a wonderful way to relax sitting in a lawn chair with the fragrance of fresh soil and herbs wafting past your nose.
For some reason our one lone zucchini is growing slowly, I keep hoping for squash siblings but no luck yet. The dry spell may have affected the plants.
The tomatoes are always my favorite garden veggie. I love them red, yellow, juicy and ready to slice. Just a sprinkling of salt and freshly ground pepper and they are perfect. Sometimes I toss them with red onion slices and extra virgin olive oil. Unfortunately tonight, when I  sliced the newly ripened pineapple tomatoes I forgot to snap a pic. Just hungry I guess. You will have to take my word that it was as beautiful as it was delicious. I added a few cherry tomatoes and a Roma also.
After I harvested the first bunch of broccoli I couldn't wait to make a dinner featuring the organic Broccoli.
I cooked whole grain pasta and topped it with garlic, roasted tomatoes and blanched broccoli. Sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese it was delicious. Occasionally I've been known to add a few pepper flakes for pizzaz.
And of course dessert was ice cold cantaloup. Always refreshing in the heat. I think it makes the perfect breakfast with a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream in the center.
So how does your garden grow? I'd love to know.

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