Gardens, Markets and Pure Beef

June 3, 2012

Happy June! 
 I was not a fan of summer until I started gardening and exploring Farmer’s Markets. Now summer rates as high on my list as autumn, at least until we get to the hot and humid Augusts we often experience in Kentucky. Until then I will be enjoying all the things of the season.
I thought I’d use this post to spread some of the beauty of June through garden and market photos, and to reveal the winner of the Pure Beef cookbook!
Our garden is coming along nicely except for the extra bugs that are around due to the mild winter. The Roma tomatoes are just now beginning to turn pink on their way to red. The blue potatoes are blooming, and although I’m sad that the strawberries are done, we have picked a few blueberries, and raspberries aren’t far behind!
Roma on its way to red!

Eggplant blooms
Blue potato blooms

Guard Pug – every garden should have one.

I stopped by our small (but sufficient) Farmer’s Market this weekend for onions and tomatoes. Some of our farmer’s here grow tomatoes in high tunnels so there are already some heirlooms ripe and ready.

All of this produce will go perfectly with some Pure Beef.  By random draw, the winner of the cookbook is LouAnn at Oyster Food and Culture! Congratulations!
I’ve been reading LouAnn’s blog for a few years now, and had the opportunity to meet up with her for lunch a few years back when I was visiting California. Do stop by and check out her blog. It is full of so much information on food and culture. I learn something new with each post!
Thank you for your comments! I hope you’ll consider getting your own copy of Pure Beef. I’ve been enjoying it so much.

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  • Jenn June 4, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I’m jealous of your large garden. I dream of one day when I can grow blueberries and raspberries…not on balcony anymore.

  • Lori June 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Jenn – I’m happy to share! 🙂 We moved just a bit out of Lexington for this very reason. My dad always had a garden and we wanted one. It has been worth every bite (and short drive). 🙂