Oh, my. It's been a good 2 weeks since I've written anything. I assure you that I've still been eating good food. I just haven't been chronicling it.
Right now I'm thoroughly enjoying a week of mother-daughter time. It's not very often that I get to hang out with my mom! She drove up from Texas and we're hanging out as long as possible. This past weekend we went to the Mill City Museum and farmer's market in Minneapolis. Super fun! This makes 3 Minnesota Historical Society tours that I've gone to in the past 2 months- Probably time for a membership.
Ruins from the old Gold Medal Flour Mill
I was showing my mom around the garden yesterday and found a TON of green beans ready to harvest! (Ok, not a ton. But 2 lbs. and 10 oz. is still a lot). We picked all that we could find and also some lettuce, dill, garlic scapes and radishes.
I stir fried the green beans with garlic scapes and fresh tomato and then added a splash of balsamic and red wine vinegar at the end. Yum!
The lettuce made a lovely salad with French breakfast radishes, dill and a simple vinaigrette. I LOVE fresh dill in a salad.
On Wednesday my mom is coming to one of my canning classes- This will be the first time she's seen me teach, so I'm pretty excited to have her there. And the class will be packed! I have about a gazillion canning classes coming up this summer. I've taught 2 so far (MN Pollution Control Agency and St. Paul Community Ed.) and have more coming up at Mississippi Market, Valley Natural Co-op, Linden Hills Co-op, Chakra Khan Massage, Minneapolis Farmer's Market, a couple of community events/fundraisers and various community ed. districts. My summer will be full of canning even if I don't can a thing at home (yeah, like that will ever happen)!