In the basket: 'Rolande' French filet (bush) beans, jewel-toned beets, 'Romeo' baby carrots, heirloom 'Italian Silver Rib' chard, 'Green Fingers' Persian baby cucumber, and 'Glacier' & 'Gold Nugget' tomatoes

I shall be growing all these varieties again next year.

And how have I been using the harvest? You may have noticed a paucity of new recipes on the blog recently. Well, I confess to spending more hours in the garden than kitchen. And eating more toasted tomato sandwiches than I probably should admit to. (Food jags aren't just for children.) Here's a hint about one of my other favourite summer meals. Recipe to follow soon.

Quinoa, Chickpea & Vegetables-of-the-Day Salad