Thursday, July 19, 2012
Our raspberry patch is ripening fast these days ~ for the last 3 nights I've picked a large bowl each night. Some are being frozen (easiest way to use down the road), but a large amount are being eaten fresh by my family each night. I've discovered that I love raspberries and watermelon. If you cut it up and let it sit in the fridge for an hour before you eat it the juice from the watermelon soaks into the cavity of the berry. It is crazy refreshing!
The other bountiful item in our garden currently is dill.
Volunteer from last year, it has taken over 1/3 of one of our vegetable boxes.
I'm not hesitating to grab large fistfuls of dill and chopping it up to add it's flavor to something that we're eating for dinner! Last night it was salmon patties with rice, lemon and dill.
This year our gardens are a little more "tame" than they have been in the past. My energy levels were so low while it was planting time that I just decided not to go to the effort this year. Bless his heart, my husband rolled up his sleeves and decided to plant a few veggies!
Whether you're a back yard gardener, a patio deck gardener or a fan of farmer's markets, this is a wonderful time of year where we can access yummy fresh local foods! Enjoy!