one of the recent spur of the moment menus was a herb and cornmeal crusted pork loin off of saveur and a batch of spicy bacon black eyed peas from the awesome blog, homesick texan (the peas being from our full belly farm box). i even had double the peas, as a good friend of mind hates peas and donated hers to my endeavors. she is officially crazy, but ill take it.
the garden has been going strong with the heat as well. requiring a bit more maintenance as it lies beyond the reach of the hose. i feel when the heat really kicks in i will need to be very diligent with the watering. unfortunately, some pests have been infiltrating our front lines, including wayward neighborhood cats, aphids, and slugs. i just put down an organic anti-slug pellet and i am hoping this does the trick. the roses out front got hit with a particularly toxic anti-aphid spray i have, but i am trying to keep the chemicals off the veggie garden. first mini harvest has even arrived, with a few sugar snap peas being ripe for the picking this week. they were amazing and hopefully foreshadowing a great season this year.