Friday, June 19, 2009

Today the kids and drove out to pick strawberries. It was the first time the kids have picked them (they've done raspberries and apples...), and they had a great time. We didn't get as big of a "haul" as I had hoped for, but we managed over 4 p0unds in about an hour (plus what Sissy ate while she was picking--she ate everything she picked!) and we celebrated with strawberry sundaes afterward.

On the way home we stopped at Dowling since we hadn't been by the garden for almost two weeks while we were away. We couldn't believe how big our tomato plants have gotten! We harvested some basil, watered, and weeded.

Dinner tonight was inspired by the CSA veggie box and the leftover burgers from last night. I roasted some gorgeous deep purple potatoes and made a bechamel sauce from The Art of Simple Food to crumble the hamburger into--along with a handful of my very own homegrown parsley--which I ladled over the potatoes.

Tonight's huge salad included the rest of the butter head lettuce, spinach, arugula, parsley, green garlic, green onions, and radishes in white, red and purple, tossed with the same homemade vinaigrette as last night.

We ate in the back yard and finished off the meal with our freshly picked strawberries with pastured cream poured over the top.