Thursday, July 1, 2010

You Know It's Summer When...

... dinner each night is a bounty of fresh vegetables from the backyard garden. Here's a sampling of a few dinner items from this week, so far.

Sweet corn on the cob. Creamed yellow squash. Mom's best-ever cornbread. Roasted carrots, celery, and onions. A salad of tiny potatoes, thin green beans, tomatoes, parsley, tarragon, and lovage with anchovy vinaigrette. Char-grilled eggplants, yellow and zucchini squashes, onions, and banana peppers with fresh herbs. Sliced tomatoes with cracked pepper and flaky salt. Green beans simmered with tomatoes, garlic, and savory. Simple roasted new potatoes. Steamed broccoli with crunchy Dijon-mustard bread crumbs. Cucumber salad. Boiled cabbage. Multi-colored tomato and avocado salad. Oh, and we did grill some pork chops one night.

Everything pictured here grew in the backyard garden with the exception of the corn, celery, avocados, and the cornmeal that we use in the cornbread.

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