Our days are alternating between unseasonably cool--love!--and surprisingly hot--not acclimated yet--so eating has been all over the place. I realized more than being a seasonal eater I am a weather-dependent eater. I don't care if the calendar says June, if it's 50's and rainy I don't want a chicken salad, I want a roast chicken. The cool temps mean it's more comfy to sit and weed for long stretches, and the peas are loving it. I may well get a sugar snap pea harvest yet.
The kids got out of school this week. It doesn't matter if I'm enrolled or not--it's still lovely to celebrate the end of the school year. Now that exams are over I have every reason to hope that my makeshift food photography studio in the breakfast nook will be reclaimed.
In the garden I've harvested strawberries and the first 2 garlic scapes. I added the latter to the bag from the CSA farm share. I'm not sure which Spring treat I looked more forward to--each has their charm, I suppose.
I've fleshed out the Garlic, Garlic Scapes and Green Garlic Recipes Collection of my Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient, adding recipes from other bloggers--up to 40 recipes now!--that's a lot of ideas!
On the blog I've shared my thoughts on being a weather-dependent eater with this Mustard Greens Kheema recipe. This ground beef curry is a tasty way to use a bag of farm share greens in a family-friendly one pot dish. I used my chicken fryer, not that I've ever fried chicken in it, but that's what the bottom of the pot says.
Cherries are in season around town. [I did not forage any because when I walk dogs these days it's 3 leashes connected to 120 total pounds of hound. I am preoccupied.] I'm sharing a recipe for Cherry Yogurt Muffins with Roasted Beets. These sweet treats start in the blender for easy mixing.
Pizza is a Friday night staple at our house, and to celebrate a revamped Garlic Scape Recipe Index I've shared a pizza sauced with garlic scape pesto. Loaded with veggies, this Mushroom Artichoke Pepper and Onion Pizza is a gourmet vegetarian delight that can be made right at home.
Week 2 of the farm share and I'm managing the influx of greens quite well--so far, at least!