THIS POST IS FROM JULY 2012...BEFORE I REALLY GET INTO THE BLOG I WANT YOU TO HAVE SOME SENSE OF WHO I AM AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME...OUTSIDE OF MY FAMILY. I AM A PASSIONATE FOODIE AND GARDENER.
FROM JULY 2012...
About 2 weeks ago I took several pictures of my garden which I want to share...
SMALL GREEN TOMATO
I planted over 30 tomato plants of different varieties, black pepper, 3 sweet peppers, one ancho chili pepper, 6 eggplant, 6 broccoli, one canteloupe, garlic, lettuce and carrots. I have an herb garden. I also have raspberries (pictured), blueberries (pictured) and strawberries. It is quite the bounty.
I have some recent pics I took with my cell phone but email is not cooperating. I will post those later.
I also do a CSA with Connor Farms in Danvers. Here is what I got from week 2...
Last week's pick up included lettuce, corn, carrots, radishes, zuccini, summer squash, raspberries, swiss chard, onions, red potatoes, white potatoes, dill, cilantro and pickling cukes. I think that just about covers it.
On Sunday I went to the local farmers market in Swampscott and picked up some extra treats...the best of all was a peach pie from Sweet Adelines in Salem, MA. Packed with peaches with a light crispy crust to die for and what seemed like a nice oatmeal topping. Not sure that is what the topping was...really wish I had a picture.
I can never resist the farm fresh eggs from John Crow Farm. I also do a small meat CSA with them. And yes on one of the hottest days of the year I will be making beef stew.
I also grabbed some edible flowers from Maitland Mountain Farm. Tasted one. Not quite sure what I think about them and not quite sure what to do with them. It was an experiment in something new.
I don't like the heat but I love the way we are able to eat during the summer months...fresh from my garden or a local garden.
ARE YOU A FAN OF SUMMER OR WINTER? ARE YOU ARE GARDNER? IF YOU ARE WHAT DO YOU GROW?