Well into July already! The heat suddenly turned on and the dreaded fog has turned off! Fine by me!
Additionally, our eggplant is flowering! I’m not sure how long it takes from blossom to baba ghanoush (actually, I don’t make baba ghanoush, I just didn’t know names of any other traditional eggplant dishes!–for the record, I usually marinate eggplant with sesame oil and salt, then grill it! Tasty!)
We should be enjoying zucchini soon…and lots of it, by the looks of the prolific blossoms!
And speaking of zucchini…my first recipe of the week is: Grated Zucchini Saute from Julia Child’s The Way To Cook book. My friend Lisa served this dish at our most recent book club meeting (we were discussing My Life In France) and it was REALLY good! Thanks for the new addition to my repertoire Lisa!
I also made a new jam–plum/rhubarb. Any jammers out there interested in the recipe, let me know and I’ll pass it along. I was able to get the lovely rhubarb by bartering our haas avocados on Craigslist–today I’m enjoying a massage (also bartered for avos on Craigslist!)
Still on the food and gardening tangent: our kumquat are set!
In the meantime, we have been taking advantage of the bounty of our garden and our local produce…this was the bare bones of dinner one night this week!
Our Agapanthus has finally bloomed–the first time in 16 years! It’s quite beautiful!
I’ve started a new book: South of Broad by Pat Conroy. And sadly, no new gopher deaths to report! Our quail family has 4 baby chicks! I’ll attempt to capture them with my zoom lens this week–ADORABLE!
How is your summer going? Any good books to recommend? Recipes?