In all honesty, I have never eaten venison before...however, if it were legal to hunt deer in our little town, I would without doubt, and without a backward glance, hunt down the deer who keep eating from our gardens like they were buffets assembled just for them. If it is true that you are what you eat, then the deer should be absolutely delicious!
Here is a sampling of the gladiolus blooms that the deer might have found delicious. They left me a few flowers just so that I know what I am now missing.
Gripes aside, I will have to think about the venison thing...after all, I am not a vegetarian. Does anyone want to share a favorite recipe or two?
Things that I learned this week are that having two terrific chef's cook dinner for me a week after my birthday is a great gift. It was a lovely weekend for eating on the screened porch and daughter number one cooked up an amazing dinner for us on Friday night. My talented daughter made a lovely lentil salad and since I watched her make it, I can tell you that it was almost exactly like the recipe on the blog Ciao Chow Linda this week, so I will suggest that you go check out her recipe and the rest of her wonderful blog as well. The chefs also made stuffed squid, a dish that I have always loved. I learned that when making a gluton free meal, you can substitute crushed gluton free Rice Krispies for bread crumbs. With the proper seasoning it really was almost impossible to tell the difference. The meal was rounded out with an avocado salad, dressed with a creamy honey mustard dressing. It was all delicious and just a spectacular gift!!
In the community garden there is a crayon box worth of colorful flowers happening right now. The amazingly bright sunflowers are the star, for me, however others might argue that the snow white Cleome is pretty exciting to look at. The Zinnia's are holding their own in the color department as well. I would show you a wonderful picture of the Nasturtium, but the deer ate it...boy, those deer have really ticked me!!
The deer have not gone after the Portulaca yet...I'm not sure if this interests them, and I am pretty certain that they are not interested in the asparagus ferns...
because, as you can see, the fern has grown way out of control. It reminds me of the Addams family character Cousin Itt.
This post is being linked to Little Red House for Mosaic Monday and Smiling Sally for Blue Monday...I know it is a bit of a search for the blue this week, but my daughter looks adorable in her pretty blue top.