Tuesday, May 25, 2010
My husband and I absolutely adore Pittsburgh, but we found ourselves eating more than our fare share of greasy/non-local foods during our visit this weekend. This morning we were chatting on e-mail about what to have for dinner tonight. Yes, we are geeks, but as you can probably tell, we're passionate about food. I was so excited when I was able to put together a meal in my mind based on what's fresh and ready for harvest in the garden. We're going to have a farro salad with peas, mint, shallots and goat cheese with a walnut oil vinaigrette. And for a side we are going to have wilted spinach and beet greens with pine nuts and golden raisins. The peas, mint, shallots, spinach and beet greens will all be coming from our garden plot. My mouth is watering in anticipation of how good the fresh greens will be. We've also got garlic, red onions, carrots, lettuce, and kale close to being ready for harvest. Before we know it, we'll have tomatoes galore (we have 8 plants this year!), tomatillos, cucumbers, beets, fennel, cherry peppers, jalepenos and fingerling potatoes. Chad is particularly excited about the tomatoes this year. I'll post some pictures soon of what's coming up in the garden. Anyone else out there growing some good food?