I am a gardening slacker, perpetually vowing to be better this week, tomorrow, next summer. Now that my garden is finally producing produce, this slacking seems unconscionable, perverse even. I feel so guilty seeing my unthinned lettuce, my withered beets, my toppled tomatoes, and my weedy cucumbers. And still, my plants are troopers, providing Curtis and me with delicious dinners and snacks, forgiving me for my neglect. Is there anything more satisfying than walking into your yard and harvesting food? Dinner? I honestly don’t think so.
I took this picture a few days ago, and there has been so much since that day. Too bad Curtis doesn’t like cucumbers — I have to eat at least two lemon cucumbers a day to keep up with my one plant. I have a hard life.
I do, however, feel like I am running out of zucchini ideas. Which, I mean, is fine. Zucchini sauteed with garlic is pretty unbeatable. Anybody got any new ideas for it? Tonight I sauteed it in a little butter with smoky paprika, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and lots of fresh basil. Delicious with my $4.99 Trader Joe’s sauvignon blanc.