This weeks menu is hosted by Mary Frances of Gluten Free (Cooking School). Please visit her blog and check out all the menus and recipes!
Next week I am hosting the menu of the week and the key ingredient will be Eggplant, so start planning! The garden is out of control, so to tame it, I must harvest a few things like the 5 foot high fennel. I canned 2 dozen pints of tomatoes last week and will have to do the same this week.
Sunday: Lunch (up at the cottage with friends) Tomato bisque with loads of garden tomatoes and basil.
Dinner: Grass fed beef tacos with frijoles de olla and fresh salsa from the garden produce.
Dilled fingerling potato salad (both the dill and potatoes are from the garden), grilled pork loin with a peppercorn crust and a salad with fresh local goat cheese, tarragon and blueberries topped with a tarragon vinaigrette. My lettuce is mostly bolted now, so the salad might be a challenge. Green beans with shallot tarragon vinaigrette as the lettuce is super bitter. Time to plant more lettuce (3 weeks ago).
Tuesday: French Bouillabaisse with fresh tomatoes, herbs and fennel from the garden, frozen fish, scallops and shrimp from the freezer and white wine from MI.
Rad nah (or lard nah) with tofu (still have some left from last week). I might try this method. I will be using collard greens as they are taking over one of the raised beds in the garden and shading my eggplant which I need next week!
Homemade pesto from the garden basil over pasta with grilled something, probably chicken.