Eating From the Garden
Remember our pallet garden?
Well…it’s actually doing really well! There were a few lettuces that just kind of wilted right away and bit the dust, but altogether, the herbs are going great and the lettuce is flourishing!
We’ve made a few meals lately that revolved around food we’re growing—ie, lettuce and herbs, ha. One day it would be nice to try a fuller garden with actual food beyond lettuce…but that day is not today.
On Sunday night, I made a chimichurri sauce with our available fresh herbs. From our garden, I used cilantro, basil, mint, and oregano:
…plus a big bunch of parsley from the grocery store. In the blender, I blended the herbs with olive oil, juice of a lime, 3 cloves of garlic, and a splash of white wine vinegar. Season with salt, and voila!
We served it over grilled steak and vegetables, and soaked up extra sauce with bread. Yum!
Then, on Tuesday night, we harvested lettuce leaves from the pallet:
…to make these summer salads. Lettuce, topped with sprouts, grilled chicken, grilled zucchini, blue cheese, yellow cherry tomatoes, and pepitos. Yum!
I know it sounds silly, but eating from the garden really does give us a nice sense of pride. I’d like to try growing a bit more someday, but for right now, I’m glad the little bit that we ARE growing is thriving!
Have a good one!