- sweet corn
- summer squash
- Japanese eggplant
- green beans
We are back in veggie action! For the last two weeks, our veggies went to our kitty-sitters so when we came home over the weekend, our fridge was pretty empty. The beets, carrots and a few weird green squash stood the test of time and have come out victorious. Secretly I was hoping the squash would rot. What? I just don’t like it!
The sweet corn and Japanese eggplant will be grilled up this evening for dinner out on our little porch grill. No plans other than coconut oil and a little salt and pepper. And maybe a beer or three. Funny little story about OUR back porch: last night, we were in bed wrapping up an episode of a show that the beau would be far too embarrassed to admit he occasionally watches with me, when we heard something out on the back porch. The porch is right off of our bedroom but “shared” by the neighbor. Sure enough, there’s a strange guy and girl and I’m chilling in bed in a nightgown. I immediately hopped up and was like, OH! THIS IS OUR BEDROOM! I scrambled to put clothes on, only to find out our super rad neighbor moved out while we were on holiday and these creeps moved in.
Well, I don’t know if she’s a creep but she did make the comment about HER porch and how she was wishing the guy moving out, would take all of his plants. Listen sister, this is MY urban garden and that door opening up to MY porch, is your escape route to the fire ladder. I then proceeded to walk into her new apartment, giving myself of a tour of the mystery studio before hopping back into bed. My plan: to leave the curtains and window open no matter what. Our super rad neighbor John that moved out, man, I already miss him. I think he worked nights and didn’t care if I drank my hot lemon water out on the porch pant-less. Who wears pants in the morning?! He also didn’t care that we get drunk out there and have late night chitty-chats, enjoy a beer while listening to the Mets games or let the cat roam in and out when ever he pleases; the door is always open when we’re home. I heard her make a yuck comment about kitty and how she doesn’t smoke anyyyyyything (that’s how she said it). Ha! Get ready for mystery studio lady on the second floor to blaze you back to NYC.
She may become a new feature on the blog. I’ll keep you posted.
The green beans will most definitely become a casserole on Sunday for dinner. The beau got a huge bag of onion crispies for his birthday (?) so conveniently, all we need are mushrooms. I’m going to take the blueberries as a snack today at my desk and the beau chopped up the lettuce for a big green salad for lunch. Apparently the beau thinks cantaloupe smells and tastes like garbage, so I’m going to chop it up and pop it in the fridge for a cold snack. I have a double-digit long run tomorrow morning and this just may be the snack I crave when I get home. Otherwise, it’ll end up in my smoothies.
Lastly, the yellow squash. Seriously, if you’re reading this and live in Troy and want to take all of our squash, message me below and I’ll set up a meeting point. Better yet, I’ll bring it to the market tomorrow. I’d rather give it away then see it go to waste.