Two Days of Summer So Far

If you live in the Pacific Northwest you know what I am talking about. The rest of the nation is sweltering. We are wet and very green. This was not the year to plant eggplant, peppers, cantaloupe, or tomatoes. If in some wonderful twist of fate the on-shore-flow from the jet stream taking a dip goes away and we get our great northerly winds August and September could still be warm……and we surely would relish a few tomatoes for our toasted bread with goat cheese and basil. The romaine has been fantastic…..delicious Caesar salads, and triple stacked in big sandwiches for a good crunch. Our radishes came and went quickly as they do. we tried those watermelon radishes. Good! As you can see from the pics, this is the third week of July and the garden looks as though it is June…..if I compare it to the spectacular summer of 2009. But I shouldn’t do that. Each summer brings its own offerings. A lesson in being present with what is. A challenge to create new recipes for that great crop of Walla Walla sweet onions…..discovering new twists on applesauce because we will have apples beyond belief. We have a Jonagold semi dwarf tree and a variety of Gravenstein that produces smaller apples. One of my favorites is Caramelized Applesauce. It is great as a dessert, breakfast, and glaze on fowl and pork. I will give the recipe when October comes around!

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2 Responses to “Two Days of Summer So Far”

  1. Karen Says:

    Our spring and the first of summer was like yours but now we are doing well, weather wise. I hope you get some sunny, warm days. Still waiting for the tomatoes to ripen.

    • sweetcomice Says:

      It is a sunny day today! Went salmon fishing this morning…..
      now out to weed the corn. Thanks for your comment.

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