Sunday, July 20, 2008

the first harvest of the summer!

Have I mentioned yet that Dan has a garden plot at his work? Well, he does! He arrived at my house on Friday night with the first harvest of the summer: five skinny jalapeno peppers, a small handfull of basil, (both not pictured,) and the following:
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A purple bell pepper, and a small bunch of prairie onions! The bell pepper, onions, and basil were put to good use in dinner tonight:
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I cooked up some whole-wheat pasta and tossed it with my homemade sauce, which I loaded up with Dan's basil, and I also made a simple veggie saute, including the bell pepper and onions, as well as some other veggies (red onion, garlic, baby zucchini, and beet tops) that I had hanging around that needed to be used up. I adorned the veggies with a drizzle of olive oil, a few pinches of salt and pepper, and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

This was a delightfully simple, healthy dinner that we both devoured! Hooray for veggies!

(P.S. The prairie onions were SO sweet! Yum!)

5 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for vegetables, indeed - such gorgeous produce!!

Café Cyan said...

Yay for your own little crop of veggies! That's exciting.

So, I figured out that the ginger tofu recipe was from August of 2005 - I linked to it on my latest post. That must have been the weekend I went back in blog archives because I was bored and no one was posting new stuff.

Have a good day!

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

That is really cool he has a garden at work. And yay for self grown produce. Mmmm!

Courtney said...

How exciting--I am soooo jealous! Yay Dan! Hopefully he/you will have a good harvest of produce this year...yummmm

Courtney

kindkitchen said...

Those prairie onions look crazy! That's soo freaking cool that Dan has a garden plot at work. Beautiful looking dinner :)