I’ve been eating like a queen this week.
I came home from my mother’s house earlier this week with tons of fresh raspberries and vegetables. While in Minnesota, we also made a stop at Morey’s Fish House in Motley and picked up some smoked salmon.
So for supper on Tuesday night, I enjoyed fresh broccoli and kohlrabi and mashed red potatoes, all from Mom’s garden and supposedly picked by my nephew Logan. Kohlrabi is a “cultivated cabbage whose stem above ground swells into an edible, bulblike formation.” After peeling and slicing, I steamed it and added butter. Nothing better.
For supper last night, I enjoyed smoked salmon spaghetti with fresh peas and mint (the butter, feta cheese and sour cream in threw in for a sauce was delish). The mint was from “my” garden, which is responsibly tended by my Beloved.
For breakfast today, it was fresh raspberries and a zucchini-and-tomato frittata.
For lunch today, I whipped up a smoked salmon Nicoise salad (normally, this French creation is made with tuna). It included fresh red potatoes from Mom and the most delicious cherry tomatoes from my garden. I skipped the green beans because I do not particularly like green beans, and I didn’t get any of those anyway. (My Beloved said, “What’s Nicoise?” and I said, “It’s a town in Italy.” Wrong, it’s a town in France. And an interesting salad.)
For supper tomorrow, or possibly this weekend, we’re having wild rice soup made with celery I have sitting in my crisper drawer and fresh carrots from Mom. Nothing like a visit to Minnesota to remind you how much you miss wild rice.
Also on upcoming menus: BLTs made with fresh tomatoes, shrimp and corn bisque (fresh Illinois sweet corn can’t be beat) and fried green tomatoes.
Now, I also have some smoked trout from Morey’s, and I’m not quite sure what I’m doing with that. I also have a ton of jalapeno peppers from my garden. Ideas welcome!