I really don’t mean  to complain, but I cannot get out of the kitchen! Look what comes in from the potager…




    Heirloom tomatoes…  and blueberries too.                                                                          My husband is an organic gardener and his domain is the potager. There he grows heirloom vegetables.  The resulting harvest is extraordinary, some of the best tasting vegetables, are deposited on the kitchen counter daily                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the one caveat…I have to  DO something with all this bounty.

My clematis need weeding, but I will be cooking tomatoes … The viburnums need some pruning, but the blueberries need to be picked…It is time to topdress the hydrangeas… but look at all this squash… and so the summer unfolds… one delightful flavour after another.                                                                                 

Those fingerling potatoes need to be roasted with olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper,  as the vegetables below.


And for dessert…


Blueberry Clafoutis. I followed this recipe from Chocolate & Zucchini. Just used the fruit I had on hand. Clafoutis  embraces any fruit beautifully.

©All photos & text 2010


13 thoughts on “THE POTAGER…PRODUCES!

  1. Sandra…………..stunning.

    When are you going to tell everyone how FAMOUS organic-vegetable-gardening-Earl is?

    And how you propelled him into his fame.

    Your pics should be illegal.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  2. WOW….. everything has an upside and a downside. You better be taking your vitamins and getting lots of sleep in order to tackle such a large undertaking. I’m sure it’s all worth it in the end. Enjoy.

  3. The vegetables/fruit look fantastic, the kitchen looks great and the photography is superb. What more could you ask of summer.

  4. Wow, Sandra — and YUM!

    I’ll have to scheme up a reason to be in your neighborhood around dinner time sometime soon 😉

  5. I’ve had the pleasure of sampling all of the above right out of Earle’s garden. And I can vouch for Sandra’s Blueberry Clafoutis – simply divine!

  6. In the winter, you’ll run across these photos, and smile at the memory of the delicious garden bounty.

    Or maybe I will, when I’m stuck inside, dreaming of springtime.

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