This is what you'll find in my kitchen sink this morning, fresh from the garden!
The swiss chard is ready to be used and I found this cool recipe online (via Ali Edwards') at Taste the Seasons that I hope to try soon. I've been intrigued to read more about local food and the green movement, especially the thoughts on how so much of our food comes from far, far away and the huge energy costs to our environment while shipping food worldwide. I like the idea of growing our own food and supporting local farmers. In Alberta, the hardest part of that seems to be getting fresh fruit. We are not blessed with a climate for peaches, cherries or blueberries so I guess I will have to buy those if we want to eat them. But vegetables are easier to grow so I'm trying to make good use of our garden this year.
While I was doing some weeding, I realized that there were a few turnips ready to use! It's good to get to them before the little bugs do! And my 2 pots of herbs are doing wonderfully - I picked parsley and basil this morning. And I found one pink raspberry on a bush this morning but it'll be a while until the berries are ready. Can't wait for that - hopefully Melinda will be home right in the thick of them - they are her favourite summer fruit.
And in case you are wondering if the silage project is finished - ah, no - we had a breakdown yesterday and Bob's busy welding this morning. Hopefully we'll be back in operation soon. I'll show you some of the not so happy pictures tomorrow.