Thursday, August 6, 2009

One Local Summer Week 10

In celebration of our first homegrown tomato and the bounty that is available here in Northern Virginia, K and I spend Monday evening washing, spinning, slicing, dicing, shredding, and throwing our very own local salad buffet party. Here is K holding the first of the Purple Russian tomato and one of the red bell peppers.

After harvesting the fresh tomato, bell pepper, spinach, chard, beet greens and nasturtium blossoms from the garden we pulled out the cucumber, green beans and peaches from our farm share and added the smoked ham and lettuce we got from the farmers market and the cheese that gets delivered, along with our milk, from South Mountain Creamery. Each got its own little bowl and once we sat down at the table we got to pick our own combination of fresh, local produce to make our party salad.

Here is what mine looked like.
And here is K adding the final touch to her creation: cheese, cheese, and mom can I have some more cheese?

Disclaimer: items pictured on this child's plate may or most likely may not have actually been eaten. This image has been provided to represent a sampling of likely edible objects. Each was tried, however not all passed the "I don't like it" test equally. The cheese, however, was delicious.


Anonymous said...

Make-your-own salads are fun for everyone and a good way to eat together while letting each person focus on what is tasty to them. The Purple Russian tomato looks so good. Every time I see the tomatoes grown by home gardeners, I think they pale compared to the "standard" red tomatoes that most people are familar with.

SwingCat123 said...

Nothing can compare to homegrown tomatos. Even as a "poor, starving college student" in the tomato region in CA I grew my own tomatos on my apartment balcony. I'm particularly taken by the Purple Russians. The are so good and very versitle. Definatly not cardboard.