Yard Fresh Pt. 4

May 24th, 2010

Spring bounty -- nettles, tatsoi, garlic and chive blossoms all from the yard.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these Yard Fresh posts and it’s not because I haven’t been eating well or from the garden — I assure you that that is rarely the case. Even when I’m sick I manage to enjoy food, especially homegrown food. I just haven’t gotten around to posting about it. It’s easy to snap photos though and I often do when we turn out something tasty.

Yard fresh is somewhat of a stretch with a couple of these but in every food and drink below some part of the equation is homegrown. This spring we’ve been enjoying a lot of greenstatsoi, spinach and nettles — along with fresh herbs, chive blossoms, sorrel and more.

One food in the garden that I’m really excited about are the honeyberries that I bought from One Green World and planted last year. They’re already bigger than blueberries and still have some growing and ripening to do. One Green World Nursery is one of my favorite local nurseries by the way. It’s a bit of a trek but if you haven’t been I highly recommend heading there. Anyhow, here’s are some of the good eats in my good life lately…

Pulled pork, sorrel and homemade spicy garlic dill sliders.

Pulled pork, Marsee bun and sauteed tatsoi.

Lentil curry with nettles and artichoke hearts.

Soy chorizo nettle scramble with Di Prima Dolci ciabatta.

Chicken, cabbage, spinach and rice soup.

Five gallons of homemade hard cider bottled with the final jump of sugar.

Happy cooking & happy eating!

Yard Fresh Pt. 1
Yard Fresh Pt. 2
Yard Fresh Pt. 3

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