Spring garden eating…

As I type this, I am wearing a sweater and drinking warm tea. It was in the 40s when we woke this morning. Yesterday, I gardened in long sleeves and shivered in the wind. Usually, we hit a 90 degree day early in May – not this year! This year, we are having trouble hitting 70. Not that I am complaining. It is just unusual. The garden is growing very slowly as a result, but we do have some lovely things coming in that we are enjoying.

Asparagus:

Recipe for tarts found here: The English Kitchen

Asparagus tarts are a nice way to enjoy our first true asparagus crop.
Asparagus tarts are a nice way to enjoy our first true asparagus crop.

Lettuce, spinach, mesclun, sage and thyme, some dill….

Lovely lettuce and spinach are making for nice salads.
Lovely lettuce and spinach are making for nice salads.

Fresh things from the garden are always a good excuse for having people over for dinner…which included pasta in spaghetti sauce put up from last summer’s tomatoes. Not sure if our tomatoes will ever get under way this year – poor cold things.

Ready for company...
Ready for company…

But, this is the southern USA – summer has to arrive sometime!

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2 thoughts on “Spring garden eating…

  1. It’s been unusually cold here in the Midwest too. Generally by the end of May we hit the 90s and we’re still in the 30s. I can’t wait for summer, my mom grows a veggie garden and usually around mid June I have all the fresh tomatoes and bell peppers that you can cook. Your asparagus tarts look amazing by the way.

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