I have been truly blessed to be in this most odd, yet cool living situation. Since I've never been a home owner, I've never had the chance to grow anything to speak of, besides the occasional fern (which I managed to kill annually). So when this opportunity came up to live on Whidbey Island, to plant a garden, to watch it grow, to eat it's produce. Wasn't a tough choice for me. As a matter of fact, the eating part is coming in full force this month.
So the update goes as follows:
- I've frozen snow peas once already and have more than I can handle, still.
- I've harvested four kohlrabi, gave one away, and still have three waiting in my fridge as I try to decide what to do with them.
- The lettuce keeps on coming, as lettuce tends to do. I'm eating a huge salad for lunch every day and trying to savor the taste.
- I have baby zucchini that are about the size of my fingers
- I've eaten one ripe strawberry, the birds have eaten three. That ratio is not in my favor.
- The purplette onions are showing themselves, and it is hard to resist pulling them.
- The rainbow chard is gorgeous and delicious, a great combo.
- I've prematurely pulled a carrot or two in hopes that they were ready to eat. I ate them anyway.
The constant weeding and watering of this needy little garden has me eating dinner at about 9:30 every night. I guess I do fit in a walk to the beach every night before dinner too. The sun is setting, the evening is cool, and the dog is itching to go for a swim. What am I supposed to do? So dinner waits and waits.
Side note: I'm putting out a 'call out' for any known recipes for using kohlrabi. I was thinking about roasting them with some other vegies and potatoes in the oven, but I don't really know. They smell like cabbage, so I'm supposing you cook with them like you would cabbage.