From June 2014

Random Things I’ve Eaten Today (Little Urban Farm Style)

The joy of growing large varieties of foods is that throughout the spring, summer, and fall months, there is always something new coming into season.  Our gardens were planted a bit late this year, so we are a little off schedule…  but, man, are things starting to taste good.

Here’s a selection of random things I’ve eaten today.  From plant to mouth in a matter of seconds.

This year I've been beating the birds to the saskatoon berries.  We've had fewer Cedar Waxwings this year -- and while I miss the more frequent sitings of these beautiful birds, I'm also more appreciative of the saskatoon harvest.
This year I’ve been beating the birds to the saskatoon berries. We’ve had fewer Cedar Waxwings this year — and while I miss the more frequent sitings of these beautiful birds, I’m also more appreciative of the saskatoon harvest.
Garlic scapes are the tender stems and flower buds of the garlic plant. Taste-wise, they're a cross between a green onion and garlic.  Eat it right of the plant?  Darned right I did.
Garlic scapes are the tender stems and flower buds of the garlic plant. Taste-wise, they’re a cross between a green onion and garlic. Eat it right of the plant? Darned right I did.
Don't tell Krista, but the first of her radishes never made it inside.
Don’t tell Krista, but the first of the radishes never made it inside.
I picked a few for kicks, but the currants are really going to take off in the next few days.
I picked a few for kicks, but the currants are really going to take off in the next few days.
Pucker up.  We're entering sour cherry season.
Pucker up. We’re entering sour cherry season.

EDIT:
Krista, who really is responsible for most of the veggies on our property, wanted to remind our readers that, despite what I presented from my little munching tour, there are also 4 different kinds of greens currently thriving in our garden.

A quick handful of Swiss chard, arugula, leaf lettuce, and spinach.  Looks like I'm being told to have salad for dinner.
A quick handful of Swiss chard, arugula, leaf lettuce, and spinach. Looks like I’m being told to have salad for dinner.