Thursday, June 10, 2010

jewels from the garden

For the past couple of nights I've regaled myself with sweet peas from the garden. As I shell, more go directly into my mouth than into the bowl - so sweet. Last evening I tossed them with pasta, a pat of butter and some freshly grated grana padana.I started the meal with a few radishes plucked moments before , where they grow next to a gorgeous mix of lettuces - green oakleaf, red romaine, frisee and more, just now ready to harvest.The lushness of the garden thrills me with its utter lack of restraint.Tonight I'll cut some of the baby lettuces and dress them with a lemon vinaigrette, to accompany grilled salmon and more of those precious peas.

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