The cherries are gone, but the blueberries aren't ready yet. There are just a few blackberry blossoms, so it will be awhile. Meanwhile, all I will get from the veggie garden this week is chard, fennel, onion, beets and lettuce, and the lettuce is about to bolt. Today I will pick a bunch of it and throw it in the fridge so I can enjoy it for another week. Hopefully that will put off bolting for another few days, while the predicted heat wave blows over.
Snails ate virtually all of my seedlings, but there is one lone yellow zucchini plant. All the new cucumbers, winter squash and gourds will have to be replanted and then will be late. Sigh. I might have to break down and actually buy a vegetable.
The good news is that I finally found some poultry on sale. This year's challenge is weird in that there seems to be so much sale beef, and I am getting tired of the same old same old. The turkey package was 2.07, leaving me with $14.84 in the kitty.
Breakfast: swiss chard, eggs and ground beef with enchilada sauce from trader Humberto, coffee from trader Gabrielle.
Lunch: nasturtium blossoms, purslane, beef with fennel and onion, beet and lemon juice, chocolate coconut milk from trader Felix; coffee, cheese and a bite of turkey roll-up from trader Ingrid. Green drink made from celery, shiso, mint and lemon.
Dinner: liverwurst (yea, I froze it), bean soup, turkey cooked with onion, fennel, hot pepper and summer savory; beet and lemon juice from trader Gabrielle, butter, bread and butter pickles from trader Felix, potato pancakes made with egg and a mix from trader Felix, cooked in pork fat.