Thursday, June 9, 2011

Are You A Locavore?

Do you buy most of your meat and produce from local farmers? We love the sustainability and support to local businesses that being a locavore encourages, so we've done one better by growing our very own produce.  I think a wise person once said, "You'll never taste anything as good as what you've grown yourself."  We agree.

Our garden is coming along so nicely and I wanted to share some pics with you.  Feel free to link back to your garden- we love to share stories with our Wildwood community.

Our Japanese eggplant are growing by the day.  These "nasu" (that's eggplant in Japanese!) have only tiny, edible seeds and a skin much more tender than their larger counterparts.  Once they're ready, we'll probably just slice them up, brush them with olive oil, sprinkle a bit of sea salt and freshly ground pepper and then sear them over a hot hibachi grill inside of our wood oven until they're tender.  They'd also be fantastic slow roasted with a good smear of sweet, red miso paste.  Who's getting hungry?

Some yellow crookneck squash:

What's growing in your summer garden?  Let us know in the comments section, tweet us @wildwoodovens or post on our Facebook wall!

1 comment:

  1. Just to name a few: Squash, beets, corn, Bell peppers, sweet red, orange, yellow, and purple(I hope) peppers, spinach and a lot more. The only fruit I could find so far was cantaloupe. I can not wait. Bout to go update the,with new pics if the growing vegetation.