Mon, Sep 8, 2014.
We planned to bottle a couple of our beers. Deb readied the bottles while I grilled produce and black bean burgers. We ate and relaxed and decided to bottle early the next day.
- black bean burgers bought at Costco
- green beans picked last week from our garden
- a pepper from our garden
- a couple peppers from the farmers market
- zucchini from my parent's garden
Before grilling, I doused the produce in olive oil and a little cracked black pepper and sea salt.
With the bean burgers on our plate, I added:
- chopped up tomatoes from our garden
- chopped up sorel picked this evening from our garden
- chopped up little white onions picked a few weeks ago from our garden
- DD's homemade ketchup that she canned a couple weekends ago
We split a Rochefort 6 (dubbel), which is one of my favorite beers. Simple, light, and tasty meal. I enjoy eating black bean burgers with tomatoes, onions, and sorel from our garden. DD's ketchup tasted great, and it makes a wonderful addition.
These were the bright green sorel that I picked this evening.
The three garden squares of sorel are still producing. I need to pick some more, clean it, and store it in the frig. It holds up well for quite a while in the refrigerator, so it's best to pick it when it's ready, and then keep it until time to eat it on a salad or on a burger. No point leaving it to wilt in the garden.
In the future, I'll plant sorel over spinach. I have not planted any lettuce this fall. I'm unsure if I will. I should have planted lettuce this past weekend.
The six Health Kick tomato plants are producing well. Some of the other tomato plants are producing a few tomatoes. Some of those contain bad spots inside. Peppers are growing. Eggplants, however, have mostly failed. I think the soil is out of whack.
It just means that square-foot gardening is something to study this winter.
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Our 2014 Backyard Produce Garden - Sep 18, 2014
Making pizza from spent beer grains - Jul 07, 2014
Homemade Ricotta Cheese - Oct 12, 2013
Our 2013 produce garden plants - May 27, 2014