1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Official TEG Poll: What is your garden style?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Sunflower issues - Featured Thread
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  4. TEG Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice

The Any Wonderful Food You Made From Your Garden Today Thread!

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by HiDelight, May 25, 2009.

  1. May 25, 2009
    HiDelight

    HiDelight Deeply Rooted

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    On the beautiful Salish Sea
    Three times a day something from the garden graces my table now ..(and I have plenty of fresh greens to share with friends) ..I just can not get enough and feel so good when I eat lots of greens!

    so what are you making from your garden for dinner tonight (any night actually!) ?

    tonight we are having a roasted pepper crusted leg of lamb with whole radishes roasted in the lamb drippings (roasted radishes are so good if you have not tried them that way and love radishes you should!)

    with a side of braised mixed greens (broccoli rabe, escarole and spinache with garlic butter)

    for dessert buttery roasted rhubarb with fresh whipped cream

    iced herb tea to drink

    tell me a garden is not good mental and physical therapy :)
     
    Rose Tijerina likes this.
  2. May 25, 2009
    wifezilla

    wifezilla Deeply Rooted

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Colorado Springs - Zone 4ish
    Salad. Since I am zone 4, it will be salad greens for quite a while now...LOL
     
  3. May 26, 2009
    big brown horse

    big brown horse Garden Ornament

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    Puget Sound Baby!
    Well, HiDelight and I are in the same zone, but I carelessly planted too early and lost a crop of lettuce and tomatoes. :/ My new lettuce is about one inch high still and my carrots are about one inch long and my raddishes are the size of peas. We are behind here.

    About the only thing I have been able to enjoy this spring is my sage, chives, lavendar and rhubarb. Which reminds me, tonight I will get out my newly frozen rhubarb and make a nice dessert of sorts.

    HiDelight you sound like a devine chef!!! :drool
     
  4. May 26, 2009
    HiDelight

    HiDelight Deeply Rooted

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    On the beautiful Salish Sea
    just wait a minute and you will have more food than you can eat! if this is your first year to garden in WA

    basically drop a seed in the ground and then JUMP BACK!!!!
    tomatoes can safely go in now and you have to protect them from the rain ..this weather is a tease.. because we ain't done raining yet! we have a bad time with that black rot the same ones that kills potatoes (like in Ireland during the potato death) ..you can get a full load of tomatoes on your vines and over night your plants croke with this horrid rot! as well so you have to keep your plants dry ...trelis the vining ones and with the bushy ones put plastic tents on top

    thanks for saying "devine chef" (blush blush blush) I really truly just love to cook :)

    and I love to hear what other people are making gives everyone lots of good ideas!

    BBH dont forget the tilth edible plant sale next Sunday if you are able to go it is really great ..plan to go early however! all the plants are grown here so they produce like crazy!

    Wifezilla I am a salad loving fool I could eat it every day of my life (and mostly do) sometimes for breakfast I will make a big salad even!
     
  5. May 26, 2009
    Rosalind

    Rosalind Deeply Rooted

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Massachusetts, zone 7a
    Tonight is venison burgers from the evil deer that ate my orchard in spring 2008. With garden lettuce on top. Does that count?

    Oh, and vichyssoise with cress, onions and potatoes from the garden. Although I must admit, the deer were tastier.
     
  6. May 26, 2009
    big brown horse

    big brown horse Garden Ornament

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    Puget Sound Baby!
    HiDelight,

    Thanks for the heads up on the plant sale. I always forget to look down there in that index.

    Thanks for the advice and encouragement!!

    My garden is thriving, just not quite ready to eat it yet!! :D
     
  7. May 26, 2009
    big brown horse

    big brown horse Garden Ornament

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    Puget Sound Baby!
    Yummy!! :drool
     
  8. May 26, 2009
    HiDelight

    HiDelight Deeply Rooted

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    On the beautiful Salish Sea
    yummmmy to the whole thing! but the vichyssoise a HUGE yum!!!

    it will be quite a while before I get potatoes I just see them poking through the dirt now


    BBH the sale is worth the drive! (watch it be lousy this year after I brag it up :p) there is a farmer's market right next door to where they are holding it

    I have never grown cress but I adore the stuff! I should give it a try!
     
  9. May 26, 2009
    Sylvie

    Sylvie Garden Ornament

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    79
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Salad with a vinaigrette made with chive flower vinegar.
    Green onions.
    Bean and rice soup.

    I'm vegetarian. The garden rules my meals. :coolsun
     
  10. May 26, 2009
    big brown horse

    big brown horse Garden Ornament

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    Puget Sound Baby!
    Chive flower vinegar? Would you please post the recipe? I have chives flowering right now! Sounds devine!

    HiDelight,

    I already called a friend to go with me. I have yet to discover Issaquah!

    edit: I just cut fresh rhubarb and I am dhydrating it on 175 degrees in the oven. I tossed it with raw sugar first. I was told (on SufficientSelf) that when done, the rhubarb has a gummy (bear) consistancy. I'm putting it in my daghter's lunch tomorrow! (Use parchment paper and it will take from 2-4 hours to dehydrate. Pull off the parchment when it is warm.)
     

Share This Page