Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What's For Dinner?

We are pleased you asked.

Fresh green beans picked from the garden? You bet! Blanche for a couple minutes, drain, dry, then stir fry quickly in a bit of extra virgin olive oil, fresh ground pepper, then some minced garlic, and a sprinkle of kosher salt at the end. Sometimes the final touch is fresh lemon juice, and tonight might be the night since we are having grilled Tilapia, a mild white fish. But if we don't have lemon, how 'bout half a lime?

A young tender summer squash is in order: sliced in half, rubbed with olive oil, sprinkled with lemon pepper, and grilled. Thank goodness we rescued this one. We are quite confused, as this is a vegetable we have planted for years and with great success. Last year and currently, the squash has produced a tough outer skin and large seeds prior to maturation, almost like a gourd. Might anyone suggest what could be going on?

One strawberry... I ate it! We have plants which bear all summer, beautiful sweet red juicy berries, but this year, something is not playing fair! Nearly all have been eaten for the past two months, including the leaf. We are into sharing, but this gluttonous creature has overstepped its bounds. I dislike netting the top of the garden, but it must be done.

Off to fix dinner. We hope you have enjoyed yours.