Oregon Spring = Peas and Berries20 June 2012 by Jean Johnson
The blog hiatus continues as our downstairs remodel picks up steam. If you looked at the last DIY post, you’ll remember the egress window job–the one I dug the hole for to save a whopping $700. Now, of course, I’ve turned around and spent that on shipping in Mexican tile that my artist’s heart cannot live without. And today the jack hammering starts. Breaking up the basement concrete for new drains.
Last evening with warm light filtering in, though, it was all about the sweet spring garden.
This is precisely why I love to eat seasonally. When you haven’t had a strawberry or snow pea in 12 months, they are sublime. More, since you know they are fleeting, each morsel is like manna.
Manna it was out on the blue table. Sole menuiere that so wowed Julia Child at the beginning of her French culinary adventure. Flashed snow peas. Steamed potatoes. Flat leaF parsley from the garden.
I hope you enjoy some seasonal eating of your own. Nature takes such good care of us, if we only let her.
PS–It’s Chet Atkins’ birthday. Did you know he started out in extreme poverty?
Hard work + Discipline = A Refined Elegant Legacy
Happy Birthday Chet…
(Here’s the sauce recipe.)