|Posted by Gail on May 29, 2011 at 6:46 PM|
I noticed this morning that the dandelions have really flourished since that last summer shower we had (seems so long ago already), so tonight it was time for another summer salad.
The prize of tonight's meal was the gorgeous orange pepper recently harvested. Isn't it pretty?
I added to that some of today's harvest:
but not all of it.
So, dandelion greens, some arugula, a bit of mint and boxwood basil, a hard boiled hen egg, three or four cherry tomatos, half of the pepper, half a Black Krim tomato, and some Smoked Gouda cheese (the only part not from the yard).
Before bed I'll make the rest of today's mint harvest into iced tea to go in the fridge, so I'll have it available tomorrow while I'm painting. Later this week I need to take the time to harvest and dry some of the parlsey, basil, and fennel, since all of those are getting a bit out of control.
ETA: speaking of drying herbs: if I got herb jars, would anyone local be interesting in bartering or buying dried (or fresh) herbs? and if so, what would you be most interested in? (so I can plan next year's garden).