Wednesday, June 29, 2011
June flew by and the Asparagus was finished around the 20th leaving Ed (perhaps because he traveled during much of the season) and me still wanting more. Strawberry picking beat the usual "Father's Day start" by several days and I still easily picked several quarts today. Haiku/hakueri turnips and radishes appeared early month and scallions, snap peas and shell peas appeared just after the asparagus disappeared. Zuchini and other summer squashes have just started.
In addition to April and May offerings which continued into June, this month we have been especially enjoying:
Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Short (Pan)cakes
Haiku Turnip Saute
New England Peas
Hummus with snap peas and radishes
So far we have just grilled the zucchini and scallions but will no doubt have Fried Zucchini soon.
On a few of the hot nights we have had this month I have served cold chicken on bok choy and scallions with Spicy Szechwan Peanut Sauce.
As we end the month, a more subdued centerpiece - prunings from our Pieris Andromeda - graces our table.