My husband and I had decided to take a break. Not a Ross and Rachel kind of break, but a break from our OKFWW throwdown of duplicating all the dishes we ate in Penticton. We had just done 3 dishes on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday was our day of rest. We would rest on our laurels until next weekend. Then, we looked at the weather forecast on Sunday afternoon. FROST! Here in Edmonton, our frost free days, the measure of what can grow in our region, are zealously watched. We will cover up plants in the spring and the fall, just to keep stuff in the ground for as long as we can. We had a big frost in the first part of June this year, so our garden was behind before it even started. We have a delightful assortment of old bedsheets, that we press into action during these nights, and passers' by who may not be gardeners probably shake their heads and say....."those people are deluded. They should just go to the store to get their veggies"
So, here we were on Sunday afternoon, with a dilemma. Cover or pick? We looked at the calendar, and then the long range forecast, and said "There is a time when you have to throw in the bedsheet. It's here".
So, we picked. Four peach boxes full of tomatoes in varying states of ripeness, our peppers, 1 beautiful eggplant and 4 squash blossoms! Three kinds of beets and the shallots........
I brought the basket of vegetables inside and there they were...... the squash blossoms. We knew it would be next August before we saw another squash blossom, and one of our target dishes, from our dinner at the Naramata Inn was
Goat Cheese foam, squash tempura,
Naramata Inn Version
We hauled our sorry asses into the kitchen and started cooking.
We had 3 kinds of baby beets, golden, regular and chiogga. They went into a pot to cook
We sent son number 3 to the store to get radish sprouts
We made a vinaigrette with Vinegar Works Apricot Vinegar, canola oil and grainy mustard
We made a goat cheese foam by stick blending chevre and whipping cream together
We made a light tempura batter
We bickered as we put it together