26 April 2008

Food!

Let the record show that this, the fourth weekend of April, 2008, marks the first time this year that we ate actual food from our garden.

This lettuce was planted last fall and survived the winter with only a couple of frostbitten outer leaves. Due to the lack of an appropriate harvest basket we jammed it into this coffee mug. It (the lettuce, not the mug) made an excellent salad for dinner last night.


This garlic was planted a year and a half ago, got swallowed whole by weeds and never harvested, and re-emerged this spring as a million little clusters of green garlic. Some of it made an appearance in our soup tonight, and the rest will be pesto by tomorrow evening.

7 comments:

Mad Man Bamboo said...

Meg, congrats! Not a bountiful harvest, but a harvest nonetheless. Enjoy the pesto (darn, I'm hungry).

Sean

Robbyn said...

oh, yum! I'm coming over for dinner! Garlic plus anything = goood

Meg said...

Lettuce looks great and what a perfect choice of a mug to put it in. First harvest=beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Meg said...

Lettuce looks great and what a perfect choice of a mug to put it in. First harvest=beautiful day in the neighborhood!

meg's mom said...

Meg, I have no idea what I did but my comment ended up as your and, to make things weirder, showed up twice. Oops.

henbogle said...

Beautiful!

Razor Family Farms said...

I just love fresh spring lettuce!

The first salad of the season is always the best!

Blessings!
Lacy