Clearly I need to post about gardening stuff more often, because now I have two food posts in a row. I've been a bit sidetracked. My beans and corn never came up. At least not more than a handful of plants. I'm not sure if birds ate the seeds as they sprouted, or if my hand watering just didn't go deep enough and the seeds were too dry to germinate. I replanted beans in one bed, and got a couple of pumpkin plants to fill in the other bean bed. I also replanted the corn bed. Then I bought soaker hoses so hopefully they'll water more deeply than my spraying-with-hose method.
In good news, the winer squash plants are growing like crazy, and I have several more jerusalem artichoke plants up.
The thing that has kept me the most busy for the last few days has been the cherries. So far I've been juicing and dehydrating them, but I'm still planning on freezing some for smoothies and pureeing some for cherry fruit leather. Hopefully I'll get a post up soon on the cherry harvest.
Back to the food: I'll be contributing semi-regularly to the blog Butter, with a side of Bread. My most recent post is Spinach Chicken Pasta Salad. It's a really good light summer dinner, or a great dish to bring to a potluck or BBQ.