Saturday, May 3, 2014

Garden Salad and Korean Melon

I made an awesome salad for dinner fresh from the garden (mostly).  I didn't know if hubby would eat it since it would be strange greens, no lettuce, so I hadn't bothered making one.  We both really enjoyed it.

The Salad:

longevity spinach
sweet potato leaves
bok choy
cucumber - this was store bought

We also had some leftovers from a side dish I had made last night: wax beans (from the garden), israeli couscous, orzo, quinoa, and rosemary (from the garden).

To make this side dish, boil 2 cups of water, add chicken boullion, rosemary and 3 Tbls Quinoa.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Then add 3/4 cup Israeli couscous and 1/4 cup orzo and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Watch it at the end to make sure it doesn't completely dry out.  It's yummy.  I stole the idea from a package I got from Trader Joe's.

I also baked two small sweet potatoes - one from the garden that I dug up while making one of the beds - and one that we bought at the Asian Market this afternoon. The one from the Asian Market is the same variety as the slips I planted recently. I should have bought two at the time so we could try one, but I didn't think of that! We both liked it just fine.

We also bought a Korean Melon from the Asian Market.  It was crunchy with a mild sweet taste.  Very acceptable.  Hubby is not a fan of melon, but he said it was edible.  Of course I saved all the seeds and will plant some to see how they do in the different growing seasons.  Very excited about this find!  Unfortunately I can't find anything about when these might grow here.

Oops!  I was so excited about trying the Korean Melon I forgot to take a picture! Here's an image I copied from the interwebs.

Happy Yardening!

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