This morning it was raining for the first time in a while. The land really needs it. My garden not so much. We weren't supposed to get rain in the morning. I think there are two reasons why we did. First I watered the whole garden yesterday. Second my handyman was coming to stain the condo's front porches. This is the third time he has tried to schedule it and had to cancel from rain that wasn't supposed to happen.
But today they keep predicting very hot weather. They say Boston will probably beat its old record. So I'm staying inside. Tomorrow I'll have lots of heavy work to do, but we will be back to cooler temps. Instead of gardening things, I'll do a post on what I've been eating these last couple of days.
I was talking to my son on Skype and for some reason we were talking about tuna melts. They sounded so good, so of course I made some, but I made mine on the grill. I grilled the bread. Then put on the tuna and cheese and let it melt. The reason there are two bowls of tuna is that one is mine and one is my husband. He doesn't like his tuna to crunch so it is just plain mayo. Mine has onions, celery from the garden, dill from the garden, and relish I made from last year's cukes. The mizuna is to top mine. since I love mizuna on my tuna sandwiches. In addition to the tuna melt I made some grilled mixed veggies. I cut up some of the green monster, garlic scapes, kohlrabi, Japanese turnips, and some mushrooms. Though the last wasn't from my garden.
Wednesday for lunch I was craving some beans. So I made an open faced burrito. I know you can't tell it is a burrito, but I swear there are beans and cheese below that pile of lettuce and cilantro from the garden.
Wednesday night my husband wasn't home and it was the first day of the farmers market. So I got myself some free ranged eggs, some hamburger patties, some scallops, and strawberries.
The scallops were turned into my dinner. It was the most amazing dinner I've had in a while. I made a lemon and peppers sauce (sorry no recipe, just tossed things together). I pan seared the scallops in some butter. Then deglazed the pan with some white wine and stir fried up the veggies with the sauce. I really must make this again, but sadly I used the last of the green monster up in this dish. I know he scared me at the start, but I've really loved eating him. I do indeed have to grow it again. It might be too huge for my garden, but it has the best flavor. And notice the peas? I picked my first peas yesterday. I just had to use them in the dish.
And talking about using something up as you pick it.The first basil was picked today. I had to pinch them to make them bushier and that basil will all be eaten. I made a grilled pizza for lunch. And for dessert?
I turned those strawberries from the farmers market into ice cream. It may be too hot to garden, but ice cream sure helps.