You planted, protected them from the ravaging hoards of rabbits and groundhogs, and now there’s something to harvest…
Coming on fast and furiously this week…
Strawberries & Arugula.
Sounds like a salad….And it is. Strawberries (slice or leave whole if small) + Arugula (or Spinach if you have it) (wash) + roasted hazelnuts (or walnuts or pine) + Goat or Ricotta or Parmesan cheese+ a drizzle of your favorite simple dressing (say, hazelnut oil + olive oil or some balsamic). Or keep it really simple. Fresh strawberries and arugula, a splash of balsamic + olive oil – that’s it!
Lima Beans were seen…Surprise, also a salad!
Fresh baby lima beans + fresh corn (cooked and stripped from the cob) + diced roasted red bell pepper + fresh basil leaves + a dressing of lemon juice, oil, crushed red pepper and a sprinkle of salt.
Garlic Scapes are twisting their way into the kitchen – Could go in a salad, yes…Green, or potato…But why not a pesto!
Scapes (diced) + olive oil + lemon juice + parmesan cheese. Altogether in a blender and whirr till processed to smoothness.
Serve with a hot or cold pasta; as a cracker topping…With an omelette…. And yes, you can make basil or kale , arugula or any green pesto the same way.
Fort York Garden Event-smith Sue Cohen of Sketch is hosting some events along with her creative cohorts.
Please join us. Learn something. Do something. Meet someone…Share in the joys of Fort York Garden.
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Paintings and Garden Chats
Come paint a sign for your plot! Sip cold tea and chat about our gardens, what we grow and why, and share tips and tricks to grow great veggies.
• materials provided
Hosted by: Sue Cohen and Sketch
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Asian cold rolls and dips using all that’s good in your garden
Hosted by: Alice Liu and Laura Copeland
MORE BLOSSOMS NEEDED
Despite this being pollinator week, bee sightings in the garden (by me) have been non-existent.
With our sweet pea and bean plantings, hopefully there will be more buzz around the plots, soon.
Meanwhile. a single sweet pea blossomed this week…Hooray!
SEXING THE ZUCCHINI PART 2.
The blog gets a lot of visits regarding male + female zucchini.
Here we go again…
In the female, the flower sits on top the emergent zucchini like a hat at a royal wedding (or ascot).
Note the difference? Here no baby zucchini, just a stem.
To enjoy tempura zucchini blossom (or other squash blossom) go here: