|Food or Triffid?|
After weeks of cold wet weather, then a few hot sunburst days followed by hard rains, the garden is suddenly showing some promise! We should have our first zucchini in a few days, and the first peas planted are all blooming while the second batch are just sticking their heads up out of the ground.
The tomatoes aren't doing much, but I expect as soon as we get some really warm weather we'll be dealing with a 'mater explosion, At least that gives me some time to cage the last couple additions, with huge thanks to Xhin & Dhin at Trurealty.Net (yellow pear) and to Spider & Eli, (Mister Stripey)!
Gonna celebrate "Fresh From the Garden" with Radish Pasta Salad tonight!
2 cups penne rigate pasta (or pasta of choice, cooked, drained, cooled)
2 large radishes: chopped
1 green onion: chopped finely
2 celery stems, de-stringed and chopped
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp poppy seeds for extra crunch
1/4 cup mayo or sour cream (I use half mayo & half sour cream)
Mix all the dressing ingredients and refrigerate while the pasta cooks.
Fold the dressing into the pasta and tuck into the fridge to chill and let the flavors mingle.
For a great main dish you can toss in Dungeoness crab or bay shrimp, too, but I don't have either of those, so I'll be serving it with oven-grilled pork chops instead.