Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Garden Tuesday

Well, my garden looks ever more like a jungle.

The green leaf lettuce is astonishing. We live on salad, although my tomatoes aren't in yet, so I have to buy them. My little guy tells me we have 64 baby tomatoes (since about 30 of those are on one bush, I suspect those are cherry tomatoes).
I used some of the kale to make creamed kale. It wasn't bad, but it certainly didn't get raves from the starving hordes hereabouts. If you want to try it, grate two small potatoes and cook in 1-1/2 cups milk with a touch of salt and pepper. Meanwhile, chop about 2 pounds of kale, removing the stems, and cook in a small amount of salted water for about 10 minutes; drain. Whirl the cooked potato mix in your food processor or blender, and also puree the kale if it's not fine enough. Combine the kale and potato, add 1/2 cup whipping cream and a touch of nutmeg, heat a bit if necessary, and serve.

Fish last night, cooked with a small onion from our garden, a grated carrot and a tomato, with white sauce added. Served with heart attack potatoes, potato bread and a huge salad, no extra veggies were necessary.
And, finally, onion flowers! Aren't they pretty?

13 comments:

Channon said...

That onion flower is lovely!

I don't do kale so... gee the fish looked good.

noble pig said...

I love tose onion flowers, so pretty but I'd be rubbing my hands together for those cherry tomatoes.

Kasha said...

Hey Marjie!
I am delighted to of found this blog! You seem to have a great little life. I am jealous of your garden and totally admire you for homeschooling your kids. They are lucky. Thank you for letting me take a gander at your delicious recipes. I will definitely be back for more. As I new mom I appreciate people like you helping me become a better mom and wife. Thanks again! I was also wondering if you would be so kind as to check out my blog and if you find it worthy- please add it to your blog list. I would love to be found on your amazing blog!
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The Blonde Duck said...

Sigh. Our jalepenos are dying.

Random thought: Do any bunnies ever frolic in your garden? Like a certian Benjamin Bunny...

Pam said...

Mmmmm that fish looks creamy and delicious. I've never seen an onion flower before - it is pretty.

manker said...

looks awesome.. .i'll have to wait til it cools down a bit here to fire up the oven...

blessings
gp

doggybloggy said...

I want the biggest salad in all the land...guh danga that lettuce looks massive!

prairierunner said...

Your garden looks great! Food looks pretty good too but kale isn't one of my favorites.

Mickle in NZ said...

Giant lettuces - Thor will be getting lost in there.

I just looked back at the heart attack potatoes recipe - oh my!

beadywitch said...

Hu\i, just wanted to pop back in today thanks for the lemon fish recipe, i cooked it the other night and everybody enjoyed it, well nearly everybody except my 12 yr old boy, but he still ate it , thanx heaps.

buffalodick said...

Last photo was excellent!

Pam said...

I'm not a huge fan of kale either. I sometimes use it with sausage and pasta.

Sue said...

Do your boys do the weeding?