Sunday, June 27, 2010

Simply Delicious

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My garden, while chugging along in the summer heat, got a late start this spring. Until it starts producing I've been harvesting my container produce, lettuce, tomatoes and nasturtium. The lettuce is almost done but wow how wonderful it tastes.

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My lettuce just before it gets a good wash and spin in the salad spinner. Yes, even though it was grown without pesticides or sprays outside my backdoor out of reach of the even the tallest dog, it still gets washed. Why? Have you ever seen how much a robin poops? 'Nuff said.

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Added a sliced spring onion I bought at the farmer's market and a light dressing of the best balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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A wonderfully light supper on a hot humid day. A bountiful harvest worth all the sweat and dirty fingernails.

10 comments:

Making Space said...

That's GORGEOUS!!!!! Those tomatoes are adorable. The flowers are soooo pretty. Mouthwatering... if only I hadn't just eaten a big cookie haha

Beautiful.

froggy said...

Yum! Had my first little grape tomato yesterday.

Dani said...

BEAUTIFUL. Garden salads are the best!!!

Big Shamu said...

Garden salads are the best.

Froggy, why can't all grocery store tomatoes taste like that?

MS, not only are the tomatoes adorable but taste like TOMATOES!

Syd said...

Yum, that looks so tasty. K planted our tomatoes too close to the air conditioner and heat fried the plants before they even bloomed. Going to try again.

LaDivaCucina said...

YUM! I love the peppery taste of nasturtiums! I use the smaller leaves too. I miss growing them, I use to have their colourful blossoms in tiny bud vases all over my house. Great photos as always Sham.

Big Shamu said...

Damn Syd, it's not summer without tomatoes.

LaDiva, I went a little crazy with the nasturtium seeds. Not that that's a bad thing.

LaDivaCucina said...

Why not, they are so easy to grow and so colourful. Did you know they are climbers? I put them up a lattice, worked great. I used to see them down the sides of the hills in Malibu when I lived in California, huge patches of orange, yellow!

intuitive eggplant said...

Oh, so lovely and tempting. Makes me wanting a simple salad right this minute!

chickory said...

that looks so good. its beautiful. i have some bright red nasturtiums i need to put in a salad. your photography soars. amazing.