Thursday, 14 July 2011

Lunchtime vegetable medley

When you don't have a lot of time, here's a quick and easy way to enjoy some of the garden's summer bounty. It's a little something I do quite often for a quick and delicious lunch.

Chop up one sweet onion and a couple of cloves of fresh garlic.

Slice up whatever fresh vegetables you have on hand. One of my favorite combinations is zuchinni, bell pepper, hot pepper, tomatoes and eggplant. Swiss chard, kale, peas, beans, and beet greens are great additions as well.

Heat a pan with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, and throw in the onion and garlic. Toss them a round a few times until slightly browned.

Add the veggies, let them brown just a little, then add a little water and a dash of soya sauce. Toss them around a couple of times, and cook until softened, but not mushy.

Serve immediately. Today, my vegetable medley is being served with a slice of organic spinach quiche from Savoury Pursuits in Almonte, and some marinated sheep's milk Jibneh from Canreg Station in Finch. All of these delicacies are available at the Ottawa Farmers' Market.