Our favorite main course salad is grilled sausages, potatoes, lettuce and goat cheese.
This is my favorite potato salad…..
Do you recognize a pattern?
Warm, crisp, sautéed potatoes, mushrooms and garlic enveloped in creamy, melted soft goat cheese, finished with lots of fresh basil and chives – this is not your ordinary potato salad.
If you like goat cheese it will be your favorite, too.
The recipe, Potato Salad with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese, has been updated, nutrition information added, and re-posted here: Potato Salad with Mushrooms & Herbs.
Farmer Kate has a new hoe.
My old hoe, on the left, was getting a bit worn from being sharpened over the years. I’ve had it for so long I have no idea if I bought it or if it was an old hoe that my parents gave me when I moved into my first house. The handle is cracked – thus the duct tape to hold it together.
Why, you may wonder, haven’t I replaced it?
The hoes here in France are big and square. I want a pointed hoe. The ground here is like concrete when it’s dry and I need all the help I can get….
We went to the local farm store when we were in Spain. Our friend is now keeping chickens and he was dropping off eggs and picking up chicken feed.
I found a pointy hoe.
Isn’t it wonderful when you find something you’ve been looking for forever when you aren’t looking at all?
Now I have this wonderful new hoe and my garden is such a jungle I can’t get in to do any hoeing.
For the record….. there are no weeds in there.
Well, I don’t think there are.
What you see is three rows of corn, three acorn squash and three spaghetti squash.
I have no idea what, if anything, I should do. The leaves are so huge and the vines are so thick I don’t know if I’ll be getting 500 squashes or none.
My two rows of green beans are so thick I can barely walk between them. In prior years I had lettuce planted between them…. I’ll either get enough for the entire village or none.
I place the blame squarely on that load of manure the farmer dumped last fall.
I don’t know if I should start trimming and cutting back or let them fight it out and hope for the best….
Survival of the fittest and all that.