Yesterday on the way home from work I saw one of the many farm stands that are popping up here and I turned in there like he was giving away gold. (In a way I guess he is) He had tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchinis and melons. I picked up 3 zucchinis (3 for a $1) and some sweet corn (12 for $4). I regret not picking up a melon today. Doh!!
I decided to make a little stir fry with the zucchinis (I used one that was fairly large) and also mixed in an onion from my garden, a few carrots (garden), some leftover potatoes and broccoli, and a clove of garlic (all local). I have to admit, I did use some oyster sauce, soy sauce and a little corn starch in it too for flavor and thickening. I think those are condiments though. As that was cooking I steamed some sweet corn (I know, it’s a wierd combination but I just have to eat sweet corn when it’s available). So, that’s what we had for lunch today. A stir fry made from local veggies and some sweet corn. I’m proud of myself for only having 3 ears of corn. And it was a vegetarian meal to boot.
I snapped a quick pic today of my carrots after I yanked them from the garden. I also pulled up a little onion that had dislodged itself from the dirt. (I threw these in the stir fry) The carrots are pretty darn small, even though they are at their maturity date. I think I’ll just have to leave the others out there longer to see what happens. They tasted just fine. Very carrotty, as my wife said.
It’s kind of exciting as these are the first things I’ve harvested except greens. Yeah!
Have a good 4th.