Wednesday, July 2, 2008

locally grown

Thank you so much for the squash ideas! It made me realize how many more ideas there are to try!

We've recently started eating a lot of arugula. We have been buying baby arugula and using it in place of spinach in pastas, salads, and on pizzas. I was so excited to find out that it would be included in our CSA share. Last week, we got a bunch of arugula, along with a recipe for arugula pesto--basically using arugula instead of basil. I used part of it to make a pizza (so tasty, I think it's time to invest in a pizza stone!). Before the pizza was baked, the pesto was so spicy--I finally understood why people always use 'peppery' to describe arugula's flavor. And after it baked, so good! I hope we get more this week.

Outside, my upside-down tomato set-up is doing a better job at growing basil (planted in the top of the bucket). That, along with another pot of basil will soon be made into traditional pesto.

The basil, 2 tomatoes, and 2 green peppers are the extent of my garden victories so far this year. Of course, I'd love to have the 'problem' of growing so much I have to give it away, but I'm ecstatic about what (very) local produce we have been able to enjoy!


  1. Mmmmm. What a unique way to grow tomatoes like that :-)

  2. I just have to comment on your place mat, haha. I love my bag that you made from that fabric. :)


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