Sunday, November 9, 2008
Despite being so preoccupied lately with house renovations, I’ve managed to keep the veggies fairly happy. I just realized how far behind I’ve fallen on weeding, but I’ll catch up this week. The squirrels somehow got inside the dog fence and ate all the mesclun and buttercrunch lettuces, and now that bed’s covered in weeds. Weather permitting, I’ll weed that bed tomorrow and sow spinach seeds in the lettuces’ place. I’m puzzled but pleased they left the romaine, beets, and carrots alone. Especially the romaine because husband Kurt is a Caesar salad fiend.
The cilantro is still small but I've used the dill when cooking fish the past few weeks. The broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, arugula, and sorrel are all small but doing okay. We also had our first dinosaur kale harvest a few days ago and I sautéed it in a little clarified butter with shallots—nice!