Friday, July 11, 2014

Garden Plot July 10.

Garden Plot
July 10th 2014.

The community garden plot is coming along nicely this year and we have spent lots of time making sure there are no weeds popping up and keeping it well maintained.  Bug damage has been minimal so far and the tomatoes and actually everything else seems to be getting stronger every day.

Looking a little tight but that just makes us eat more kale and add it to every meal at this point in the game !

Lettuce varieties are just sizing up and Ill probably grab a head or two this week.

Flowers are blooming and hopefully calling some bees over their way to get a bit more pollination of the tomatoes and eggplant !

Onions are bouncing back and looking strong too !

Tomatoes are caged and fingers are crossed that the recent blight sighting in Maine will not make its way towards our little guys !

A groundhogs view.

Thinned out the kale and filled a basket with a mixture of Winterbore (Curly) and Lacinato (Tuscan) varieties along with another big bunch of Sage that I've been drying and packing in a jar.

Even our kitty, Merrimac loves kale and always asks for her share when we get home from the garden !

Will update the progress of the rooftop garden in the days to come !

Thursday, July 10, 2014

July on a Plate !

So we have been recovering from our vacation and being back at work. Spending lots of time tending the garden, working on some art projects and of course eating some wonderful food that we brought back from Montreal, grew in the garden and sourced from some of our favorite local farmers....

This was a wonderful little dish we made using some fresh spinach and ricotta raviolis we bought from a pasta shop at the Marche Jean Talon as well as some diced figatelli sausage, rooftop garden chard, morel mushrooms, garlic scapes sauteed in a butter and white wine sauce.

Paired nicely with Groundwork Grenache Blanc.

Keeping the theme rolling with fresh made pasta from Montreal we comprised this dinner with fresh gnocchi, Frith Farm sweet sausage and sugar snaps, garden plot kale and red bell pepper that I salvaged from the shrink bucket at work.

Paired with Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4 

Saturday Afternoon Lunch
 Duck Prosciutto & Figatelli
with Princeville Goat Brie

Paired with Societe Original Brasseurs Illimites La Saison Chaude

Sunday Brunch
Breakfast Pizza
Duck Prosciutto, Onion, Rooftop Herbs and Chard, Garlic Scapes and Frith Farm Eggs

Sage Roasted Duck Leg
served with red quinoa salad

Frith Farm Salad Greens with Olivia's Garden Tomatoes
and Les Jardin Savauges Wild Mushroom Vinaigrette

Served with Wee Bit Farm Uncured Hot Dogs
and Les Jardin Savauges Wild Mushroom Mustard

Local Vegetable & Basmati Rice Stir Fry
Made with Frith Farm broccoli, zucchini, scallions, and our own garden plot winterbore kale,
Also added a few cremini mushrooms and a left over bell pepper from the last meal we cooked.

Served with toasted Standard Baking mini baguette
and Evil Twin Nomader Weisse

Some delicious meals that help us recover from a long day of work and some 
hot summer garden work ! 

Stay tuned for more meal ideas including some upcoming recipes for that locavore in all of us...
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