The garlic mustard has grown miles since I last photographed it, and I made a wonderful pesto with it yesterday which I served with pork chops for dinner. Today, we had a nice mixed greens salad (much of it wild), with a navy bean and ramp puree and bratwurst with home ground horseradish. Peter's home-brewed Chardonnay chased it nicely.
The salad was a two-day project. Yesterday's effort included green leaf lettuce, dandelion greens, cucumber, raisins, almonds, ramps, and kumquat rinds. Today, I added more dandelion greens, a little fennel, chopped prunes, and a few fried bacon bits.
Health food. HA.
Well, the only unhealthy part was the bacon, and that was (at least) local.
My big news for the day (outside of school, which I don't discuss here), is the wild garden I'm bringing home to my little corner under the deck. I'm importing shade loving plants that I find useful. I have three cleavers plants, a chickweed plant, and some creeping thyme. I'm creating a micro-haven, a hidey-hole for those hot summer days. You'll find me there, book in hand, when I have the time to dally.
I'm counting on it.