Monday, February 23, 2009

Harvest and Summer Minestrone

Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©

There are a lot of things in the veggie garden right now, including tons of tomatillos...hopefully a salsa verde recipe will follow soon...

I also have 12 peaches! Not bad considering that the tree came from a discarded stone...and they taste great!

But the best thing is to be able to make the summer minestrone with whatever I can get in the garden. Today: leek, borlotti and green and yellow beans, zucchini, carrots, celery, parsley, tomato....

Just shell the beans, wash the veggies, cut everything into small pieces and make into a soup. adding salt, herbs and spices to taste (like a spoonful of basil pesto at the end) or a crust of Parmigiano to the stock, for more flavour. Serve hot or just warm, or even cold in a hot day.

And my first pumpkin! One King Seeds Pumpkin Baby Bear plant produced 5 pumpkins.


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