Monday, August 4, 2014

Lemon Cucs

Jane found lemon cucumbers, which makes me so happy. They don't taste like lemons. They taste like cucumbers. They're just so dang cute. This is one of my favorite salads in which everything is local except the cheese and the olives. It would have been served by olive oil and balsamic but when produce is this fresh I love the flavors. And half way trough I thought I could have sliced in some shallot, or red onion. Next time. 
Although I love my aqua farm the herbs aren't growing big enough to add. I have wee tiny basil but I thought I'd give it a bit longer to grow. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014


I've never been sure what to do with this blog. I post pictures on Facebook of stuff that I'm eating. Maybe I should post them here first.
Just before I left SF I found The Better Bean Company. I am particularly fond of their black beans. I noticed they were made in Oregon but when I got here I couldn't find them. Last week (or the week before) I went to The Farm Stand  for the first time and there were my black beans. I made this salad with chopped garlic, yellow bell pepper, celery, shallot (might have used red onion if I'd had one), corn and tomato. Squeezed the juice of a lime into it. The beans come well seasoned  but I love cumin so I added a bit more.The greens are from Zion Farms, which does not seem to have a web page but I love them.