Yard Fresh Pt. 3

November 28th, 2009
Roasted chicken soup with first chicken and stock of the season with lots of lime, homemade habanero hot sauce, sweet pea tomatoes, roasted garlic, and celery from the garden.

Roasted chicken soup with first chicken and stock of the season with lots of lime, homemade habanero hot sauce, sweet pea tomatoes, roasted garlic, and celery from the garden.

There isn’t a lot going on in my vegetable garden at the moment. Mostly I have greens growing — chard, mizuna and some hardy cabbage. Beyond that I’ve got a lot of dormant overwintering herbs as well as 100 or so garlic that should be pushing through soon.

Even still we’ve managed to eat some really tasty yard fresh food in the last few weeks. I like this Yard Fresh series because it reminds me of why I love Portland so much and it also makes me reflect on this delicious city I live in and all of the home gardeners and cooks that I’m friends with here.

Without further ado, here are some tasty things I’ve made lately with a little help from the garden…

What one of my last home garden harvests consisted of mid-October -- lots of tomatoes, chiles, basil and celery.

What one of my last home garden harvests consisted of mid-October -- lots of tomatoes, chiles, basil and celery.

This red lentil curry had celery, tomatoes, basil, golden chard and chive blossoms from the garden along wtih some other veggies, chicken broth, coconut milk and lots of spice. I used turmeric, cumin, coriander, dried ginger, mustard seed and five spice. Ladled over rice it made us very happy.

This red lentil curry had celery, tomatoes, basil, golden chard and chive blossoms from the garden along wtih some other veggies, chicken broth, coconut milk and lots of spice. I used turmeric, cumin, coriander, dried ginger, mustard seed and five spice. Ladled over rice it made us very happy.

Even though I've posted about this already I have to include these slow roasted from-the-garden tomatoes because they were so good and versatile.

Even though I've posted about this already I have to include these slow roasted from-the-garden tomatoes because they were so good and versatile.

They went onto this chorizo pizza with homegrown tomato sauce, olives, scallions and lots of garlic.

They went onto this chorizo pizza with homegrown tomato sauce, olives, scallions and lots of garlic.

And this was a little bit of everything sausage dinner with the last of the tomatoes and sauteed wrinkled old man chiles from the yard along with some brussels.

And this was a little bit of everything sausage dinner with the last of the tomatoes and sauteed wrinkled old man chiles from the yard along with some brussels.

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