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.
sweet potato leaves
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.