I have been going to the markets the past couple of weeks, but I haven’t managed to post the details. I’ve been buying lots of tomatoes and spaghetti squash (I have two roasting in the oven as I type this). Raspberries have been available the past few weeks too, much to my delight.
I made a disastrous attempt at corn pancakes this morning though, which ended up in the trash. Unfortunately, most of this week’s raspberries were in there too. Phooey. I need to go back to basics and master johnny cakes and then experiment some more.
What did turn out nice today was some grilled turkey tenderloin. I wanted to try a different cut of meat this week and the tenderloin didn’t disappoint. I used just the meat portion of this recipe (I didn’t do either of the sauces). It was quite tasty and I ate it with grilled yellow squash. I have plenty of leftovers (I cooked two, freezing one; the other had enough for two more meals).
I spent most of my weekend outside in the yard — the weather was absolutely perfect. I weeded all the beds (no small undertaking) and took down my makeshift chicken-wire fencing around the vegetable trough. I finally went ahead and bought the real deal — a frame with a thin cover to keep out bugs (and cats). I also bought a thicker greenhouse cover to help protect the plants once the threat of frost moves in.
I have some tiny kale, spinach, carrot and maybe even broccoli seedlings going. The kale plants that I had cut back to the soil are producing new leaves. I had to majorly cut back my basil so the new cover would fit the trough — I put it in a watering can out front with a “Free Basil” sign and it has since found a good home.