The first in a series of weekly Garden Watch reports. What's growing right now - and a recipe for delicious little hand-held salads I like to think of as My Basil Rolls. Grow and roll your own.
Chilled Farro Salad with Chilled Watermelon-Peach Ceviche: Extremely flavorful, satisfying and light: less than 400 calories - pretty good for weather that discourages exercise. Prepare it in advance and refrigerate. Keep your cool at mealtime.
Happy Fourth of July! It's a big day, so let's squeeze Two Ways into Today: ice cream and gardening. Homemade strawberry-blueberry ice cream; and, growing your own berries (or anything else).
Crisp, light, delicious. No salt, no sugar, no mayo. Make it in less than five minutes. Serve it with or on your Fourth of July hot dog. Or wrapped by its own as Cabbage-Stuffed-Cabbage, a tasty little hand-held salad.
What's going to be on your plate this 4th of July? If it's meat, read this before you go shopping: results from a Harvard School of Public Health study; and, from my Hot Dog Tasting. Complete with a Cost-Benefit Analysis.
For the season's great greens: a ridiculously easy, super-low calorie, low sodium, almost-no-fat salad dressing base that makes delicious green salads - and the best cole slaw and potato salad you've ever had. Lemon, no vinegar; very little oil. No mayo.
Swiss Chard. It's everywhere - in your CSA share, at the Farmers Market. Here's an idea: Summer's Savory Chard Chips. Tasty to the point of addictive. So light you think you're eating flavored air with a slight crunch. Make them in less than ten minutes.