After last week’s suffocating heat, this week has been a pleasure. We enjoyed a vegetarian potluck and outdoor music at the botanical garden last night, and I snapped some shots of the blooming lotuses. (I really wanted to call them “loti.”) We made a roasted beet*, cucumber**, and sweet onion** salad for the event. My favorite dish of the evening was the potato salad sandwiches. It sounds odd, but it tasted delicious, and I was craving a sandwich. Many of the dishes contained local ingredients, either from personal gardens, CSAs, or farmer’s markets — way to go!
* Food we grew.
** Food grown locally that we purchased from the farmer’s market or farmer.