Dig This: What A Crazy Holiday Weekend!


Mother Nature wasn’t exactly doling out sunny weather, but considering the flooding all around us, we are luck we have this great big lake to catch the overflow.

In spite of the cool temps and off and on storms, folks still came to Grand Lake, bought groceries and gasoline, spent money at the hardware stores, ate in restaurants, and still had time on the water in between storms.

Grand Lake peonies 2015

So last week was fantastic!

The Choke was busy every night, we had a lunch catering for 45 Wednesday and another for 50 on Saturday, delivered before the record setting “slam” at the restaurant.

And by Sunday, we were toast!

Son, Donnie, and girlfriend Becky, came up for the weekend.

The weather was cool, rainy and poopy Sunday, so the closest thing to gardening we did was be couch potatoes for most of the day.

Fortunately Donnie and Becky enjoy cooking, so between all of us, we ate well!

The best part is a lot of that good food came from the garden or The Saturday Market.

I got a roast from Sara’s Grass Fed Beef, and broccoli and cauliflower that was delicious, cooked or just eaten raw with ranch dressing.

There is a huge difference in flavor of freshly picked produce and “however many weeks old” produce.

Out of our garden we had cilantro for salsa, asparagus, beets, tender lettuce, snap peas and our first potatoes…it doesn’t get any better than that!

So here is an easy fish taco recipe that Donnie and Becky made for us.

Just season some tilapia with blackening season, cook in a skillet with a tiny bit of oil, then just chunk it up to make it easy to put the taco together.

Becky made a black bean-corn “pico”.

We used flour tortillas with toppings of green onions, chopped cilantro, avacado, pico, and sour cream that was kicked up a notch with a green pepper sauce.

Talk about a healthy, yummy taco!

OK, be ready to shop at The Saturday Market this weekend for onions, radishes, spinach, lettuce, turnips, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, new potatoes, grass fed beef, hummus, salsa, strawberries, eggs, cookies and pies, pottery, jewelry, muffins, breads, and lots more, so see you Saturday!!

Enjoy the Earth! Diana

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