I just couldn't wait to see if there were any potatoes down there. I'll just scratch the soil away from the plant that had flowered. Yes! I'm adding a few to the day's harvest for tonight's dinner.
So here's what will accompany the pork chops. Roasted beets dressed with Meyer lemon olive oil and white grapefruit balsamic vinegar over sauteed beet tops. Fresh sugar snap peas.
If you grow peas and you haven't grown Pisum sativum, Cascadia, then plan to put them on the list next year. These peas can be eaten at all stages; even when the pod gets fat with peas you can eat them pod and all. They are great for dips with hummus, stuffed, steamed chopped up in Italian dishes or curries. Then if at the end of the season if you have just eaten too many then save and dry the peas for next year. They are open pollinated so breed true.
But the part I'm looking forward to is those buttery yellow potatoes. There is just no comparison with grocery store spuds. They aren't quite as good as Jersey new potatoes but next best.