Yard Fresh Pt. 23

August 20th, 2012

The best cocktail so far of the summer Hood strawberry margaritas with Hornitos, strained strawberry juice, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Wish we still had strawberries...

We’ve been eating a lot from the yard these days with much more to come. It was in the 90s for a good enough stretch that the fruits are ripening and the zukes and cukes are going crazy. Hope you’ve been eating good local fruits and veggies lately too…

There is a reason people go crazy over Hood strawberries for the short window that they're available every year. They're that good.

First garlic harvest...

Second garlic harvest a couple weeks later. It was a pretty wet spring and early summer and I lost a lot of garlic to rot.

Made these for a 4th of July barbecue. Blended chipotle chiles and lime juice into cream cheese and then wrapped it in Freybe salame topped with a bite of homemade spicy garlic dill pickle. They went fast.

I always look forward to hazelnut arugula pesto...

Beet salad with a creamy Meyer lemon vinaigrette. A couple years ago I had an incredible beet salad at Evoe on Southeast Hawthorne and I've been dreaming of it by making various versions at home ever since.

Great year for lettuce. One of our many heads of delicious flashy trout's back lettuce.

All of 2012's cherry plum wine is bottled -- nearly 50 bottles. So good. The plums in the front yard are ripening now and I'll probably start this year's plum wine this weekend.

It's not exactly edible but wanted to share with you this Powell's promo. that includes my book and a whole bunch of other great food and outdoor books from publisher Sasquatch Books. 30 percent off all of these titles for a limited time at Powell's Books.

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