Has anyone seen tuberose flowers here yet this year?
Not sure. When does it usually grow around here?
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While it will still be quite some time before the new summer crop of heirloom field tomatoes, there were lots of absolutely beautiful beets
--golden and garnet--at the market yesterday at Farm at Sunnyside, Mountain View Farm and Anchor Nursery.
With weather as hot as it got, they would be wonderful in salads dressed, say with Blue Ridge Dairy's whole milk yogurt if you want to do something other than blue/goat cheese and walnuts.
Sand Hill Farm brought green beans
for the first time which would be heavenly with Charlene's gorgeous heads of fresh garlic
, maybe some potatoes (also at the market) in a quick vegetable stew a little greenhouse tomato from Toigo thrown in.
There were also lovely zucchini
and other green and yellow summer squash (patty pan, for example) to pan-fry with cumin.
Mint and cilantro as well as basil, red scallions, orange-yoked eggs to curry in a salad with plump globes of blindingly white onions so sweet and so fresh, their tubular green tops were still attached.
Probably the last of the strawberries, alas, but the raspberries were glorious!