Carrots, Beans & Baby Veggies + Salad RecipeFriday, July 22, 2016
I've been anxiously watching the baby melons on the Minnesota Midget plant to see if they're getting pollinated and growing. Every single one of them has been tiny and I wasn't sure they were getting any attention from the bees. Turns out they are, check out this one that I found hiding. It's definitely taking off! I expect a decent little crop of melons this year with all the baby ones growing right now.
I've also been waiting for my carrots to grow! The tops are all tall and lovely. Today, I decided to thin them out since I planted them a little bit thicker than you're supposed to. I was pleasantly surprised to find some adorable (and delicious) baby carrots!
I washed them and admired the beauty of their orange-ness. It seems I like orange-ness a lot around here. I have orange couch pillows, an orange shelf in my kitchen, and a couple of orange cats. I even tried to dye my hair copper-blond earlier this year. Some would say, orange-ness is kind of my thing. (Just kidding, no one says that.)
I took the handful of beans and carrots, chopped them up with some deli-turkey, pepperoni, cucumbers and lettuce, sprinkled them with shredded parmesan cheese and doused it all with some zesty Italian dressing.