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.


Liisa said...

Oh Jenn so true. I love the fact that I can walk out to the garden and pick my dinner. I'm also lucky to have a year round farmers market just 20 mins from my house.

Connie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
It seems we share some of the same interests, and I also am gluten free ...have been for about 12 years.

healingmagichands said...

Onion marmalade has got to be what the manna from heaven consisted of. We made some last year and when the onions started sprouting we made a huge batch and it cans like jam or jelly and keeps quite well.

Having a garden is a fantastic thing!

Toni-Shaklee Distributor said...

that meal sounds fantastic!