I'm just all squirmy with delight. Our garden, after last year's disappointments and this year's incredibly slow-to-get-going growing season, is producing food. There are green tomatoes getting all huge and lovely (and these are the "early girl" varieties. Oy. It's practically August, for Pete's sake!), there are blossoms on the chives and cute plump radishes poking up out of the ground, and there be squashes!
I imagine in a few weeks I will be panicking and wondering what I'm going to do with all of them, but for now it's just heady and lovely success.
I am out of town at a conference and don't really have time for a proper post; so instead I'll just refer you to the ones I wrote two summers ago when my zucchini patch exploded. (Not literally. Though it might as well have.) It's a five part series with recipes and instructions along the way for blanching and freezing the zukes, falafel, veggie-burgers, latkes, meatloaf, veggie pasta sauce, and the ever-popular zucchini bread--check it out, it's a recipe I developed especially to maximize the amount of squash in the recipe to get rid of as much of it as possible.
How are your gardens doing?
And does anyone have any creative ideas on what to do with radishes when no one in the family particularly likes to eat them?