Summer Food and our Garden

Late April, the wife and I started our community garden here in Bellingham. We’ve been enjoying lots of tasty veges and herbs straight from the garden.

The vision was to produce food that we can incorporate into our everyday meals and share our passion for food and cooking with our friends. Below, you will find many of the pics of food that have come straight from our garden.


Red onion from our garden. Taste is super sweet. Much smaller than the ones you buy from the store.


Lettuce from our garden.


Atalie whipped up this panko crusted salmon with green beans when our friend Rae came to visit.


Meal preps. We were getting toppings ready to make pizza. Basil and onion from our garden.


A dressed pizza, ready for the oven.


Jook. Congee. Porridge. Delicious.


Roasted garlic. Super easy to make. Cut the tops and bottoms of the garlic. Drizzle olive oil, and flavor with salt and pepper. Wrap in tin foil. Bake in oven at 375% for 45 minutes. Good to spread on bread, but in this case we used as a topping for our pizza. Learned this technique from my friend, Garrett.


A blurry and cooked pizza.


I’m not the best at shaping the pizza, however, the taste speaks for itself.


When you saw the photos above of the Jook and Pizza, I bet you thought that was from two different meals. Actually, no. This was from the same meal. An interesting combo that I recommend. Not because they pair well, but because, why not.


Scallops, Shrimp, Asparagus, with Lemon, Basil, and Parsley.


Bubbies Mochi 🙂

TARRAGON CHICKEN WITH CHARDONNAY CREAM SAUCE

Today was perfect. I completed errands around the house. I got a run in with my dog, Lanikai, down to the Lake.

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Dinner was ready when I got home from my run, and I was sure in for a treat.

TARRAGON CHICKEN WITH CHARDONNAY CREAM SAUCE

Recipe found: https://bakeatmidnite.com/tarragon-chicken-with-chardonnay-cream/

  • Creamy
  • Light
  • Buttery
  • Pairs well with a white wine
  • Perfect to eat outdoors during the long summer days

Snapped this photo on the table, but then we ate it outside.

Dessert: Vanilla ice cream with blackberry jam made from the berries in our backyard.

Our neighbors wildberry plant spilling past our fence. I’m not complaining about it today, however.

Visit gallery here: https://nathanmatsushima.smugmug.com/2019-07-27-Tarragon-Chicken/n-q4qR3B/