Our Modern Garden is almost three weeks old and like most new parents, we are simply over the moon. Our hearts are bursting with pride and our fledgling farm is flourishing.
We arrived last weekend just in time to pick a substantial amount of lettuce, arugula, basil, spinach and parsley.
The seeds planted are sprouting like mad and we anxiously await picking the radishes as well as the beets, which appear to be making quite a bit of headway while the carrots, cucumbers and sweet basil are still in-utero, so to speak.
The menu reflected our current harvest and included:
Fresh Mozzarella, tomato and arugula sandwiches with olive oil and garlic on a fresh farm store baguette.
A wonderful mixed greens and arugula salad with goat cheese, beets ( not from our garden yet) and toasted slivered almonds.
A delicious frittata using garden spinach and basil along with feta cheese, tomatoes, peppers, mushroom and just a bit of mozzarella.
And finally, with our garden greens all but picked we combined the remaining spinach, arugula and basil to make a fantastic pasta with pesto and sun dried tomatoes.
With the weekend almost here and the plants replenished, some new "farm to table" dishes are sure to be on the menu.
And, have we mentioned our latest guests?
I awoke this morning to find this family of five woodchucks. The parent was foraging on our lawn as the four babies lounged on the porch steps, posed for family photos and went exploring in our flower beds. I'm hoping they graze on the lawn like their parent and not on out plants.
Enjoy the weekend!