The garden has come on in spite of my worries over blight on the tomatoes
and in spite of a rather dry spell.
Yesterday I brought in fresh green beans--which had grown a bit bigger than I really like.
These are the first two cucumbers of the season.
I like this slender spineless variety--similar to the "English" cukes one can buy at great price, individually cello-wrapped.
Teasel takes great interest in everything I fetch in from the garden.
My camera was not quick enough to record the swift grey paw forking beans from the collander.
They are batted about until they disappear under the furniture, coming to light again, shriveled and dry, when I do a good sweeping.
Salad made with our own lettuce--a wavy red loose-head type and a green bibb.
Tomatoes are the last of those we bought at the Mennonite produce auction two weeks ago, broccoli from the garden [all ready at once!] and fresh tangy onions, local eggs, and a topping of
canned tuna to add protein.
Dressing is a good pale green olive oil, a slosh of red-wine vinegar, sea salt and a sprinkle of fresh-ground peppercorns. I use a mix of read, green and white--much more mellow than black pepper.