It was a typical busy mid-week evening here, so I didn't have time to do a whole recipe blog entry, but here's what we had for Valentine's Day.
Clockwise from high noon: Salad (yes, from the salad table!!!!!!) with marinaded mozzarella balls (homemade from local milk) and sundried tomatoes from last year's garden, rosemary olive oil bread from local wheat (No Knead recipe, homemade), local trout fillet with a creamy tarragon sauce (dried tarragon from our garden, cream from local dairy, shallots from last year) and local wild rice pilaf. And since my first bottled wines still need at least another couple of months of aging before they can be drunk, we enjoyed a bottle of a light sweet red from an Idaho winery.
The salad table looks pretty pitiful after being shorn, but I'm hoping it will perk back up quickly and we will have enough for another salad soon. Unfortunately, I found aphids while I was harvesting. It's one of the banes of indoor gardening in the winter - especially when you have a room filled with plants that go in and out with the season. But I'm using some organic sprays and hopefully not having so much to eat for a while will cut way back on their numbers as well.