Summer is fulled with such bounty. I was looking to see if I needed to pick green beans and noticed this tiny tree frog hiding in the blue lake green beans. He has a distinctive X pattern on his back. Is he a Spring Peeper or Mountain Chorus frog? Check out the link and tell me what you think. (you'll probably have to click the photo to make it larger).
I was able to get quite a few photos of him before he disappeared. We've had so much rain this year that the forest if filled with what I assume are hundreds of frogs. They serenade us every evening. During the day the cicadas have their own chorus.
Nothing better than a snack of an heirloom tomato with a little salt and pepper. I didn't grow these because we don't get enough sun except for the smaller varieties of tomatoes.
Another day I had so many cherry tomatoes I decided to roast them.
After tossing in olive oil, salt and pepper, their roasted for 30 minutes.
Earlier in the week I brined and smoked some salmon. The next day I made sushi rolls with the salmon along with sauteed mushrooms and onions. My twist on a sushi roll.
A quick way to use up a mixture of fresh vegetables is to make fritters.
I used chickpea flour and an egg and tossed in some fresh chopped tomatoes, green beans, and peppers. They were delicious.