Is it officially summer yet? Here in South Louisiana the schools are out and the temps are in the 90′s so I say yes. Mother nature is making up for the heat by producing what I consider a veritable bounty of fresh vegetables from my garden. Other, fancier, gardeners may scoff at my puny-looking tomatoes or my yellow cucumbers, but to them I say cast your negativity aside and admire what I have brought forth from the dirt!
Nicholas won’t eat most of what I grow (he’s got a deep and pervasive opposition to vegetables in general), so I’ve got to get creative about eating it all myself. Yesterday I made myself this simple salad from two small tomatoes, a cucumber, and an avocado. The avocado, obviously, came from the grocery store. I wish I could grow avocados in my garden.
You may have noticed that my cucumber looks more like squash. The internet tells me that this is maybe because I left it too long on the plant, or maybe because the fruit was on the ground and shaded by leaves. or maybe the nutrients in my soil are a little off. No matter the cause, it tasted delicious.
To make my salad, I just chopped everything up and tossed it with a little olive oil. Normally I would have added a smidge of salt, but I’m swelling myself out of my shoes these days so no added salt for me. This was quite a delicious snack; I’m so looking forward to getting a few more cucumbers so I can make it again. Hopefully this time I can catch them while they’re still green.