Thursday, June 3, 2010

First Harvest! & (mostly) local dinner!

I'm extremely excited and proud to show off my first harvest!!!
4 oz/113.39 g off delicious Mesclun greens! Here's a great shot of Gail showing off the fruits(greens?) of our labor:
Meanwhile, I can barely resist the urge to chomp away:
In anticipation of our first harvest Gail stopped at the Dewey Square/South Station Farmer's Market for some produce to add to our greens. She brought home some delicious baby tomatoes & asparagus from Kimball Farm(both of which were pan roasted), then we added some chive blossom's which were snipped at the garden last week, as well as cucumbers and carrots from our final Boston Organics box, and a delicious feta cheese for an excellent, mostly local and delicious salad:
Along with produce Gail also picked up some Metch from Seta's Mediterranean Foods, a new vendor at the market! The Metch was outstanding! This picture doesn't do it justice:
What is Metch exactly? Known as Metch or more commonly Eetch, is a dish made primarily of bulgur with parsley, and pureed tomatoes, which gives it the red hue. The ingredient list on the metch was quite simple(and very identifiable): Bulghur, Tomatoes, Parsley, Scallions, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, & Kosher Salt! It really was delicious and I can't wait to try some more of Seta's great food!
All in all I am extremely full and satisfied with my delicious dinner of Metch & Salad and extremely proud of my first harvest!
Hopefully it is the first of many!!!


Annie's Granny said...

YAY! Congratulations on your first (lovely) harvest! Don't those freshly picked greens taste delightful? I hate to admit I'm getting just a wee bit tired of them by now, I do think I over-planted ;-)

mangocheeks said...

Enjoy the feeling. It just gets better.

Eleanor said...

Hi, I stumbled across youur blog tonight. Your garden is terrific. I am especially interested in the fence surrounding your garden. How do you get in and out? I can't see a gate. I am thinking of building a similar fence around my garden. So, any suggestiong you have will be helpful.

Fred said...

Granny & Mango - Thanks for the repeated encouragement...since the start both of you have offered tons of praise and encouragement, and I appreciate it!

Eleanor - The fence at my plot was there when we picked it out, however it was missing a gate. If you look back to my post on May 2nd you can see the gate which we constructed, It was a fairly simple project!

mangocheeks said...

Awww.....Your making me blush.

Thank you to you too. I have lost my allotmen, but that hasn't stopped you from encouraging me to contine growing too (albeit in my tiny garden plot). Thanks again.

Hope you and your dear lady come back with loads of strawberries :D