|Me picking greens|
Casey's Onions. Our neighbor brought us over some onion plants, and Casey planted them for me. They are sweet Walla Walla Onions. We'll have them for a few weeks. The garlic season has just begun. This week I have sent garlic scapes with the fava beans. Which of course leads me to a recipe.
Fava Bean Cream
|Leo tilling more beds for beans and corn|
Whir until you end up with a paste. This will last about 5 months in the freezer or a week in the fridge. Try it over pasta, rice, fish, or stirred into a soup.
1 sack of WASHED Kale
3 T. Olive Oil
1/2 c. stock.
2 T. Vinegar (I use rice)
2 cloves of garlic (or chopped garlic scapes)
Salt and Pepper.
Heat the olive oil and cook the garlic till soft but not brown.. Raise the heat to high and add the stock and kale. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook, stirring until the liquid evaporates, season with salt and pepper and add vinegar.
Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate
This is canned Mara des Bois Strawberries, Meyer Lemons and sugar. To use, pour the contents of the jar into a pitcher and add 4 jars of water and stir. Serve over ice with a lemon or strawberry wedge. This also makes a very nice adult drink, mixed with vodka or gin. Think summer BBQ. Leo likes his diluted 1-6. You can also use it as a margarita base.
About the weather
Well, all I can say is it's been about 15 years since we've had lettuce in June. Usually by now, we are throwing Zucchini into the windows of passing cars. Today I spotted the first zuke blossom. We are gearing up for an inch of rain here. So I'm off to plant more beans, corn, sunflowers, and lots of herbs. Coming soon, potatoes. It's been a long wait, as you recall the first potatoes of the year flooded and rotted, so we have had no early potatoes. These are looking good, and I'll take a peek after the rain to see if we can pinch a row of little red creamers. Next box June 16.