Every Monday, Daphne's Dandelions hosts Harvest Monday. All of the blogging gardeners post their take for the week and I've never played. Because frankly, my harvest is wimpy compared to theirs. But today, I got my first tomato and my first cucumber so I had to join in!
I harvested Swiss Chard, a Boston Pickling Cucumber, a Honey Bunch Tomato, a teeny tiny Black Pearl tomato, 2 sugar snap peas (ha! I'm pretty sure it's my last 2).
Loads of basil and parsley
The basil and parsley got added to the blender with a clove of garlic, salt, pepper, balsamic, and olive oil. Blended up it became a hybrid chimichurri/pesto sauce to top our steaks.
The swiss chard, tomatoes, peas, and cucumbers became a salad dressed with balsamic and topped with homemade croutons.
Dinner consisted of bacon-wrapped filets topped with the chimichurri/pesto, truffle fries (ore-ida fries tossed with truffle oil and sea salt), and my salad.
While dinner was cooking, I made a harvest cocktail too!
I started with some mint and a few slices of that cucumber.
I added them to a jar with a teaspoon of sugar, a dash of ango bitters, and a squeeze of lime juice. Then I muddled. In went two ounces of gin and some ice, stirred well, topped with club soda.
Garnished with some spanked mint and a cucumber slice. So refreshing!!!