Our garden and Tomatoes continue to flourish — Yeah! Now I must put all to good use. I’m currently oven roasting the pictured Cherry Tomatoes at 200˚ in the oven for approximately 4 – 5 hours. They always turn out great that way. And I’m contemplating what to do with the rest of them. Most likely they’ll become a Soup or Sauce, or just had with a little Olive Oil, Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper. We’re growing Basil too, a supplement for all the big plans.
As for the pictured Corn, we plan to set it aside until October. They are beautiful and hard as a rock. We thought we were growing edible Yellow Corn, but found these under the husks. Not sure if it’s something we did or if the baby plants were wrongly marked. Either way, we’re pleasantly surprised and look forward to seeing what our other corny-children will look like. 😉 It’s exciting.
Have you heard of Fiverr.com? It’s where I got the cartoon above created. Fiverr.com is a fun, useful, creative place where one can commission a custom cartoon, caricature, logo or other graphic design for a great price. One can buy and/or sell graphic and design projects, as well as writing, translation, video, audio, programming and marketing projects, and much more. Check it out.
I’m currently hooked on graphics — I commissioned a couple cartoons, vectors and logos. At approximately $5 – $20 each, I can afford it. It’s interesting working with artists/sellers around the world. I’ve had good experiences so far. Comparison Photo: A Pie I made won an honorable mention at the Orange County Fair a few years back and this is a photo of me behind it.
Remember how all looked not too long ago? Our garden is flourishing nicely. We’re picking Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Jalapenos and Herbs daily, and the Fennel, Corn, Swiss Chard, Onion and Lettuce is coming along well. Good thing we have a tortoise to enjoy the Arugula overgrowth.
I need to think of more recipes using Arugula. Our garden is keeping us busy on the home-front. So far I’ve made Salsa and inhaled ripe Cherry Tomatoes and Blackberries before much else can get made. All had without photos, but do check back as we plan to grow, cook and eat forever. Amen.
It’s happened again, a favorite dish is taken off the menu. For some reason I tend to favor dishes that don’t sell as well as others. This time it’s not much longer after reporting about it that it’s gone. It was Simmzy’s Cauliflower with Cilantro Pesto, linked here. After sitting down with a Beer Flight at Simmzy’s Long Beach location, we learned it’s no longer on their menu. What? Maybe they will bring it back. Until that fine day, we tried Simmzy’s Caramelized Brussels Sprouts (pictured), a suggested popular dish. It’s good, but it’s not their super-tasty Cauliflower with Cilantro Pesto that is now on my copycat list. I must try to recreate what I can no longer point to and have. Aside from these dishes, Simmzy’s menu offers much I’d like to try.