Even though the garden isn't exactly fruiting at full potential this summer (not a great spring and early summer, sun-starved seedlings had a rough start) we're still eating a lot of tasty, fresh, homegrown and friend-and-neighbor grown foods these days.
The berries and greens have been great this year -- especially the blueberries -- so lots of pies, aguas frescas and salads. Right now the cucumbers and green beans are kicking in so over the weekend our house smelled like a pickle factory -- dill, garlic, spices, and vinegar brine. I love the smell of spicy dills cooling in jars on the kitchen counter.
I'm sad that Limbo has closed (very sad, one of my favorite Portland produce shops, not to mention the herbs and spices...) but to fill the gap I've been going to Kruger's Farm Market on Southeast Hawthorne and Cherry Sprout Produce in North Portland a lot lately to supplement our less than usual home fruit and veggies. And then, of course, there are all of the farmers markets which are going strong now.
I hope you've been eating lots of great fruit and veggies lately. Any new ones or old favorites you've been enjoying?