Monday, June 14, 2010

Le Potager

We're very slowly getting to the place where more than greens are regular parts of the daily grazing–where what I bring in from the garden is sufficiently varied in color and texture that I can make almost anything I can think of entirely from our own produce. With the new expansion, this should be even better next year, but for now we're off to a good start.

This is what came in the other day:

And this is what it became, with the help of some superlatively flavorful stock made from a mixture of stewed chicken bones and raw t-bone steak bones and trimmings simmered for hours, then strained. I added the vegetables and a shake of Lebanese couscous:

The beets turned everything an appealing hue and the taste was a wonderful mix of super-fresh and deeply savory. The garden makes dinner such an easy pleasure. Once the expansion is finished, there will be more hot amateur farmer porn. Watch this space.


Anonymous said...

See, you couldn't plan that, and that is surely the beauty of a garden.

Zoomie said...

Wow, that's the most beautiful soup I've ever, ever seen. Love the bright red. Major thumbs up for this one!

butterface said...

And was your pee pee pretty in pink? Thats why beets are fun.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Those little carrots are so darn cute.