Purple and orange

Following the miserable heat and humidity of the weekend, Monday was a perfect day to work in the garden.  [Relatively] cool breezes, and bright sun made it easy to spend time pulling up weeds.

Morning glories are finally beginning to bloom; they’re right up there with hollyhocks as a favorite.

morning glories on trellis

Morning glories on trellis

morning glory blossoms

Morning glories, up close and personal

Beets, just harvested

Beets straight from the garden. Don't throw away the greens!

Some of the beets looked ready.  With no other plans for dinner, I harvested them.  The plan came to me as I cleaned these tasty roots, just a little bigger than baseballs.  I cut off the greens and set them aside, while I peeled and cubed the beets and put them in a steamer.

Beet greens cook more quickly than collards or kale.  These went into a pot with a chopped onion, fresh sage and basil, garlic, a can of pinto beans, a teaspoon of smoked paprika, and just enough broth to steam the greens.  Add some rice; and along with your steamed beets, you’ve prepared a nice meal fairly quickly.


About Peter, a/k/a sourdoughdaddy

Husband, dad, personal trainer, cross-country skier, trail runner, writer.
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