The eclectic still life pictured above shows my backyard harvest of June 7, 2019. It reflects the beauty of a backyard garden, with a delicious variety of produce at different stages, depending on the crop, from left: the last batch of asparagus; a volunteer sprig of cilantro on top of bunching onions planted last fall; first strawberries, perhaps not ripe enough, but promising a good season; two young parsnips, from sowing my garden seed last year; the first bunches of self-seeded chamomile and aka shiso (from Japanese aka – red, and shiso – perilla).
Last summer, I wrote about how “chefs who are also vegetable gardeners, often advice to design a meal starting with the produce at hand, and build the menu around that, instead of seeing vegetables as the sidekick on the dinner plate.” I had no problem finding inspiration to cook this harvest, on the contrary, the conflict was to decide on one menu, or even just chop everything in a bowl and add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. As tempting as that might have seemed, I ended up preparing three separate recipes, which I will share in future posts: Veggie Omelette with a Mexican Touch, Pink Ice Tea Limeade, and Strawberry Ice cream.
Still Life photo for Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge
I would like to thank Kristian at Tales from the Mind of Kristian for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I enjoy reading Kristian’s posts; I find them always clever and interesting, often with intriguing plot twists. Since I have been previously nominated for this award, please check this post for rules and my responses. I am afraid I cannot nominate as many bloggers as requested, but I think the following are more than deserving (if any blog is award-free, please accept my apology and ignore the nomination):
Ribana at Popsicle Society
Saltwater Cowgirl Explores