One of the best parts about having a garden, with all of the work that goes into it, is the stuff that takes no work at all. I’m talking about things that re-seed themselves, or come back stronger year after year. Tonight’s dinner was a combination of several things from each category.
The arugula I planted last year spread all over the garden, and while everything else is fallow for the winter, it’s been going crazy. I picked a massive head of it, washed it a little bit, and tossed it with some watermelon radish and a homemade honey lemon vinaigrette. I also cut down the first asparagus of the spring, now in its fifth year, and grilled it on my George Foreman, then tossed it with a little balsamic.
I made a marinade for the porkchops with rosemary and Meyer lemons from the garden, and grilled those, too. I also steamed some green beans which I tossed with garlic and dill, and some mixed grains from a package.
It’s all very tasty, and reminds me that I need to get my garden going for the spring growing season already!