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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ah, summer!

[posted by risa]

A July dinner for one.

For the following I stripped the better leaves from whole pulled bolted spinach, which I gave to the chickens, ducks and geese. Then I watched them eat, while they watched me eat. This seemed a satisfactory arrangement.
Go get:
  • Beet,
  • Snap Peas,
  • Spinach,
  • Joi Choi,
  • Onion flowers,
  • Duck Egg (hard boiled and refrigerated, for easy peeling)
Cut up Peas, stem of Joi Choi, Beet and stems of Beet leaves. Steam ten minutes. We use a little Sunbeam rice cooker/vegetable steamer. Chop greens, with Onion flowers, and add to steamer at five or four minutes to go. Drain, serve with sliced hard boiled Duck Egg.

Drink shown: Switchel made from
  • Water,
  • Apple Cider Vinegar,
  • Molasses,
  • Honey,
  • Parsley flowers,
  • Dill flowers,
  • Marjoram,
  • Rosemary, and
  • Thyme,
steeped while in full sun five hours, then chilled.
You might prefer the traditional ginger, but I'm not that big on ginger.

You may use the water from the steamer and the colander in baking, soups, switchels, or give back to the garden.

Ah, summer!



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