[gardeners] Saturday in the kitchen

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 21 Jun 2003 12:49:35 -0500

Got up this morning and started making moussaka to put in the freezer. 
Peeled three lbs of eggplant from the garden, sliced, sauted in olive 
oil and put on to drain while I cooked the ground meat, onions, garlic, 
etc. Longest time is layering the stuff, eggplant, parmesan, meat, 
parmesan, eggplant, parmesan, etc. until the pan is full. Meanwhile Miss 
Sleepy Dawg is dancing around my feet hoping I will drop some eggplant 
which she dearly loves, particularly if it's deep fried with a batter on 
it. Strange little dog, turns up her nose at raw meat but loves cooked 
meat, will eat raw or cooked vegetables, particularly carrots or green 
beans, likes crowder peas cooked but won't touch tomatoes or cukes. Vet 
says it won't hurt her but just don't let her eat onions or chocolate.

Got to go out there and check for cukes ready to pick, was walking 
around in the moonlight last night and picked several that were on the 
outside of the netting, now to look inside. Got the urge to make some 
sweet pickle relish so reckon I'll go buy a few big, red sweet bells to 
add a little color and I'm out of onions so some of those too.

Life is good.