Salad days are here
It’s officially summer. To celebrate, it’s become muggy and unsettled, with the threat of storms all week. Hubby and I rang in the solstice at a Pink Floyd (cover band) concert in an open air amphitheatre, under the (bright side of) the moon. Continue reading
What’s in a name?
I’d love to call this just “Thai Salad.” That would flow better. But I can’t. I can’t because, while this recipe certainly borrows from some Thai flavours that I love, it’s not authentically Thai, and it bugs me to no end to see things labelled a certain way, and then include ingredients that make it more generic. Or even totally wrong. Chain restaurants are notorious for this. Your chicken burger is not Thai just because it has peanut sauce on it. Your salad is not Greek because you added Feta and black olives to a bowl of iceberg lettuce and mealy, out of season tomatoes. And that “Mexican pasta?” With the stringy chicken and Tex-Mex pre-shredded cheese blend doused in insipid salsa? Not even going there. /rant Continue reading
Potted tomato success!
I am so chuffed to be writing this. I’ve never had success with tomatoes grown in pots, but this year I was determined to make it work. Looking back over the season, there have been more hits than misses, and I’m rather proud of how our plants fared.
Summer has gone by quickly, but it seems like forever ago that we drove out to Tree And Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm to buy our tomato plants. Having perused farmer Linda’s extensive list ahead of time, and cross referenced for mainly determinate plants that would suit pots, I chose nine plants (six varieties) and with much care, potted them up (determinate plants require less support, as they do not continue to reach skyward, but rather grow to a set size and set fruit). Continue reading