Well we didn't do much dining al fresco this week. It's been in the low 100s so we eat indoors near an air conditioning vent.
Last night's menu:
+pork chops brined for about an hour +butter lettuce with Greek kalamata olives; dressing oil and vinegar with sun dried tomatoes from last summer +yellow chard cooked in olive oil, red pepper flakes, green garlic, onion, and kohlrabi.
Everything but the olives and vinegar is locally grown. While the heat sometimes reduces our appetites, we didn't leave anything on our plates last night.
I'm an Aquarius who was raised a Roman Catholic in Minnesota. I've managed to overcome the religion and the state. I've lived in California for 40 years. I retired in 2007 and became a quilter and appliquer. Never thought I would find the medium that would let me express my artistic feelings. I love vivid color. In addition, I'm a locavore, foraging for food to keep my husband and me healthy and to help local farmers. I live in Northern California on five acres.