Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Loads of Lettuce and a Little Sun

The herb garden planted outside, Mothersday.

Tomatoes/ and peppers outside

Hoop House greens

Lettuce in the hoop house

Lager has had enough for one day.

It's been raining for days.  Days.
 Everything is muddy.  And, when you live with hooved mammals, you get a special kind of super-sucky mud.  
It has rained for eleven days strait , this afternoon I was thrilled to see the sun.
I can only emagine the horses were quite pleased with a bit of sunshine on their backs.
The only garden bed that is truly thriving is the lettuce bed in the hoop house. We have had no workable soil only mud. I did plant the very first pumpkin hill.
I am please to report I have loads of fresh lettuce!
Bunny is being treated to a ration of one piece a day.(do not want to kill him with kindness)
For lunch I enjoyed "tuna wraps" tuna made with farm Piccadilly, mayo and wrapped in fresh lettuce.

This week I plan to make a Dressing with spring greens, to be used on the lettuce as well as fish.

Spring Green Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions, white and green
2 TBS chopped chives
2 TBS basil (or tarragon)
If you are going to serve w/ tomatoes go with basil
2 TBS parsley
1 TBS capers or anchovy paste (you need this for the salt)
Juice of One Fresh Lemon freshly squeezed
1 clove garlic
Add all ingredients in a blender . Blend until smooth.

Fill Mason Jar Chill , will stay fresh about five days

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