I love this time of year. The garden outperforms itself with tomatoes and green beans. I’ve been getting a couple of eggplants, dozens of cucumbers, and several handfuls of jalapenos. Even the endive has held on. Enough food, in short, to make me love summer.
In related food matters, I went to the allergist for some help with my recurring stomach troubles and consequent migraines. I tested as allergic to tree, grass, and weed pollen, and the allergist says I have oral allergy syndrome. Eating certain foods triggers an allergic reaction because the food protein is so similar to the pollen protein that my immune system thinks it IS pollen and reacts accordingly. In my case, GI trouble.
I’m pretty sure it’s a huge cosmic joke. The foods in question: Tomatoes, peppers, avocados, artichokes, cucumbers, zucchini, endive, and a whole host of fruit. In short, the foods I eat the most (minus the fruit, of course). It sure is something to have a garden full of food you can’t eat.
Me? I’m pinning my hopes on the broccoli. It’s going gangbusters. Still no heads yet, but i have faith that we might get some “early” broccoli (these plants were supposed to give us a spring harvest, but they were nibbled to nubbins). I put in a few seeds for late broccoli too, and have reduced the incidences of rabbit invasion by securing our gate a bit better. Maybe all this will come to something. And in the meantime, I’ll eat my way through the 6 lbs. of green beans I picked this week and beg Seth to bring home more kale, cabbage, and cauliflower. Mm mmm.