Anson and I moved over a month ago, and though we only moved about 15 feet from our old place, into the exact same floor plan, it's been quite a challenge figuring out where everything should go. As we've been trying to organize, customize and humanize the new place, our winter garden has been patiently growing, actually doing better than we imagined it would. There's nothing like a little neglect to make you stronger, right?
Last weekend we pulled up our first batch of potatoes. Yes, potatoes! Neither Anson, garden partner Chris, nor I had ever seen potatoes straight out of the ground and they were so cool. We pulled up the small bunch of leaves that had grown from a single potato, and hanging from the roots were 5 small potatoes, plus a dozen more about the size of jelly beans. I couldn't believe the color of the potatoes; I thought they deserved their own close up before I sauteed them up for dinner with the nearby carrot and spinach.
We've also picked a bunch of cabbages, one the size of a bowling ball which found it's way into fish tacos and a St. Patrick's Day dinner for five.
A Beach Home Companion is our journal of the food Anson and I cook, the places we go, the things we eat and the vegetables we grow at our beach home in Orange County, California.
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