We got our first substantial harvest from the garden yesterday. It was pretty damn exciting. We planted a lot of potatoes on Good Friday (as prescribed by my long-time gardening Father) and they had bloomed and shed their flowers about a week ago. Curiosity got the better of me, and I dug up a mound of the sorriest looking potato plant. The vegetables were pure gold (okay, actually they were red, we haven’t harvested any Yukon Golds yet).
I julienned the taters and put them in an aluminum foil pouch with some salt, smoked paprika and extra virgin olive oil. The pouch went on the grill for about 20 minutes. Then the wife got some fresh thyme, lavender, and onion tops, chopped them up and sprinkled them on the grilled taters. The result was nothing short of amazing.
I now can’t wait to harvest more taters, beets, kohlrabi, green beans, and those amazing, life-changing homegrown tomatoes.