The fun has begun! So much is coming into the kitchen from the garden right now that we are eating like kings and queens (says Annabel, and I quite agree). This weekend brought rainy, cool weather - just right for working in the kitchen on harvesting some things. A few happenings in the kitchen right now:
Lest anyone tire of the salad that is on the table at lunch and dinner each day right now, I've been mixing it up with a whole lot of salad dressing options. Cilantro Lime was a favorite and so was Roasted Garlic and Buttermilk. Yum.
Sparkle, the scarecrow is apparently doing her job (for now, I know that crows are super smart and we might need to get more creative soon)....because we are back in the egg business! Phew! I depend on quiche and frittata in the kitchen so much, especially this time of year, that I was a bit lost without the abundance of eggs. It's back, and we now have all we need and then some. I've gotten into a rhythm of making pickled eggs again too - not a hit for everyone, but a big hit for those of us who do like them. (I make them simply, like this.)
And though those pictured above may not be the prettiest, they sure are tasty. Should I forget to make popsicles, the kids are reminding me each and every day. Because a frozen yogurt with blueberry popsicle for breakfast is FAR tastier than a bowl of yogurt and blueberries. Of course. We have the book People's Pops that we've made a few things from, but mostly we just wing it with what we have. Simple syrups or yogurt.
The canning has begun! My beets are so big and plentiful in the garden (red ace, always a winner), so in addition to eating them often, I've begun the season of canning. Pickled beets to last all the year long. Hooray!
And that's just what I heard shouted from the garden now..."Hooray!" as it seems the raspberries are fully ripe and ready. It looks like breakfast is going to be a walk at the berry bar. Kings and Queens indeed.
And you? What's happening in your kitchen these days?