So.....the end of June has had me spending lots of time in the garden. Especially these past few days. Everything is growing like gangbusters, and I am planning our meals around what is harvested on that particular day. One night this week, I had a good variety of veggies and herbs, so I decided to make a rustic pizza. This was an experiment, because I wanted to see if I could cook it on my stove top using my heavy cast iron Lodge grill pan. First I grilled up the veggies. Meanwhile I rolled out the dough to a rustic sort of squarish shape for the pan. I made some homemade pesto sauce to top the dough. I didn't have any pine nuts on hand, so in place of those, I used sunflower seeds. I have used walnuts too, and this is wonderful as well. But let me tell you, the sunflower seeds were an excellent substitute!!! .
I topped with some fresh cheese and a variety of veggies, including the slightly grilled squash.
Last night, I had been craving a nice steak. So off to Sprouts I went, and bought three rib eyes. They looked so good. I also bought some fresh bleu cheese to top them with. And picked my first string beans to cook. As well as a large batch of fresh spinach, and cucumbers, strawberries and tender peas.
It's Wednesday, and I don't cook on Wednesday because my husband plays on a mens softball team on Wednesday nights, and doesn't eat before games. I might be cereal for me. Or just some snacking in the garden.
My chickens have been producing some pretty large eggs! And one of them, Chickas, which is Hannah's chicken, has been producing monstrous sized eggs!! It is incredible!!! To show you, I lined up the 5 eggs that I collected today, with Chickas' on the far right.
Here are two together, both of my green egg layers.
Heading over to take Noah to swim with Christopher next door while Jane and I nosh on an edible fruit arrangement that she just got.