Monday, April 7, 2008

The Veggies are Coming! The Veggies are Coming!

I went to the garden yesterday to check out my little seedlings. I think the rain this weekend helped a bit. Things are starting to come through in each section. The seedlings were ready for thinning. I was so excited!

Then, I thought about all the amazing food we ate last summer and got super excited. Our summer staple was bruschetta. All types of bruschetta. The one I remember the most fondly was when we put artisan bread brushed with olive oil on the grill and let it toast up. Then we would spread paprika/onion farmer's cheese from South Mountain Creamery on it. Meanwhile, I had veggies from the garden (tomatoes, green peppers, banana peppers and onions) sauteeing in olive oil on the side burner of the grill and would add some balsamic vinegar at the end to glaze them over. We would top the cheese-bread with the veggies and be delighted in the easy, tasty dinner from the grill. Now, if only I had an local olive oil connection, then I'd be set for summer!