We spent about a half-hour in Dotcom Garden this morning, first harvesting tomatoes, lemon cucumbers and herbs, then watering, then sitting and drinking fresh, hot, Peet’s coffee from a mini-thermos. Pretty good morning.
Cassie patrolled the paths between the planters while I went about my chores. I’m amazed the planter boxes, made of 2×12 redwood planks and sporting a few repairs here and there, are still usable after 17 years.
The tomato plants are heavy with green tomatoes, and a wilting disease I’ve battled in previous years has just shown up: it’ll be a race to see if the tomatoes ripen before the plants die.
This morning’s harvest was quickly chopped, mixed with the herbs, salt and pepper and deposited in a sauteuse where they simmered with a cup of water while Linda jogged her Big Dish run. When she arrived home, chopped chicken apple sausage went into the mix, along with eggs (after we cooked the mix down to a bit dryer cosistency) for an organic scramble that had the very fresh light tomato taste that seemed to be all the rage when we were in Paris 2 months ago. No oil or other added fat… and I used Omega 3 eggs… we’re reasonably serious about a healthy diet around here…