Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yay for an eatable landscape

Even though it was in general a crappy year for gardening I'll have to say I'm still so oh very relieved to have one. I haven't been to the grocery store in a while now and yet we'll still have a lovely meal tonight. One of the things I was so annoyed by all season were the potatoes which took over everything! However I was ever so grateful to grab a few handfuls of the french fingerling's to roast with the pork loin this evening. I'd also made some red onion marmalade from the garden onions early in the season and mixed that with chopped walnuts (I always have these on hand since I'm so addicted to them) as well as dried cranberries with a splash of balsamic vinegar and stuffed the pork with this. In a wee bit I'll run out and dodge the big ol dreary rain drops (yes they're back) to pluck some summer squash that I'll sautee with a bit of honey, butter and fresh thyme to round out the meal.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Onions and such

Okay, I might be a little bit dead. ;^) Our company has all gone home now and soon school will start in ernest. That means I'll get a few minutes to myself each week to update you on the garden goodness.

I will have to say that this year has been a difficult one in the garden and I'll try to tackle each issue shortly. Can you say cold wet weather? Infestations of worms, aphids and ants? Green tomatoes? It's all rather pathetic really.

And just because what fun is a post without a picture... the onions are all harvested now. They're so very pretty and tasty even if they were quite small this year.