So our dinner was at the farm last night, as it often is this time of year. It was cooked on an open fire. The farm does not have a house, nor does it have electricity. It does have a very nice fire pit though. We had Italian sausage on Italian bread (instead of bun). We also had freshly dug potatoes, sliced and cooked in olive oil with garlic (chesnok red). They were cooked in a cast iron skillet. Have you ever had fresh potatoes? They are probably my favorite fresh vegetable. I don’t think I really knew how good a potato could taste until we started growing our own. Chesnok red garlic is one of 5 varieties that we grow. Did you know that there are somewhere in the are of 600 different varieties of garlic? This variety retains much of the garlic flavor when it is cooked.
We also had grilled zucchini which was picked from our garden yesterday. This was simply cut into quarters, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Lastly we had fresh picked green beans, lightly steamed in a cast iron pan and topped with garlic butter. Like potatoes, green beans are another vegetable that nothing compares to the flavor of fresh.
For dessert we had brownies, that my husband baked earlier in the day. He added walnuts, raisins, and marshmallows to the mix and baked them with lots of love. Yum!
As the summer progresses, and the gardens continue to produce, and we enjoy eating and preserving our crops, we will continue to Thank God for or blessings.
Now it’s time to dig (3600 or so) garlic bulbs. We are praying that this goes well and I will post about it soon.