There are carrots and beets in the garden but they aren’t ready to harvest yet. What we have doing well now are lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, onions and garlic. We’ve been getting asparagus but what’s above the ground froze Thursday night so it will be a few days before we get more.
This is the onion patch.
And this is the garlic.
Yesterday I made a big salad with lettuce/spinach from the garden and basil from the greenhouse.
It’s probably just me but there’s something so satisfying about going out and picking part of our food. Obviously, the eggs didn’t come from the garden. The summers are so hard on our chickens. They’re just now starting to lay again after surviving the summer. This happened last year too but I think it’s taken them longer to get back to laying this year.
For the salad, I put cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, kalamata olives and basil into a bowl. Over that I poured a bit of olive oil and balsamic.
For the salad, I used Cranberry Pear Balsamic from San Saba Olive Oil Co.
The tomato/mozzarella mixture was spooned/poured over a bowl of greens, which mostly came from a Mesclun mix I had planted and the darker leaves are spinach.
We have four or five months now that we can enjoy playing in the garden before the heat, drought and grass burrs take over.