I'm in the process of moving
all my photos to an external
hard drive and switching to
the "family" laptop. The
computer I call "mine" is so
full of nasty viruses it often
takes forever just to come
out of sleep mode. Should be
interesting trying to share
with a husband who leaves
his other laptops at work,
and 3 boys who are obsessed
with online games, the Lego
website, and JumpStart world.
The rainbow swiss chard from
the farm never ceases to amaze
me in its brilliance. Even though
each colour tastes the same, it's
hard not to want to choose a
stem of each colour when picking.
Soups are very colourful with a
base of chopped chard stems!
Last week I also picked tons of
basil and made 3 terrific pestos.
I picked many other herbs too,
plus some purslane, raspberries,
blueberries, chard, kale, collards, scallions, lettuce, carrots, kohlrabi, beets,flowers, zucchini & summer squash.
Yesterday's rainy pickup brought the first of the green beans, 2 quarts of blueberries, more raspberries (both red & gold, always so pretty), lettuce, zucchini & summer squash, scallions, beets, cabbage, pickling cucumbers, carrots, baby tat soi greens, kale, collards, chard, red potatoes, herbs & flowers.
I may go back later today to pick the herbs & flowers that I didn't get to in the rain. The pesto is soooo good it's hard not to make more right away!
Nate's lunch for grandma's house: 2 pbj sandwich quarters; mixed berries; carrot sticks; steamed broccoli; smoked almonds; a vanilla calcium vitamin.
Also, a big thank you to reader Becky! She commented:
"Hi again! I just voted in the VegNews Best of 2009 Veggie Awards, and I wrote you in for favorite blog. :) "
Wow! I'm flattered. Thank you so much. Here is a link to the VegNews awards poll if anyone else is interested in voting (and not just for me...there are many many cool foods, blogs, restaurants, cruelty-free products and more to vote for!). There are 5 amazing prizes being given away to people who vote, so check it out!