In the shade of some burdock and tall goldenrod,
And he dreamed he were king of the whole garden plot,
With a palace and throne, and a crown with a lot
Of jewels and diamonds and gold till it shone
Like the front of a show when the lights are turned on.
He had to be minded by all of the plants;
When he whistled the radishes knew they must dance;
When he tooted his horn the cucumbers must sing
To a vegetable crowd gathered round in a ring.
He made all the cabbages stand in a row
While a sunflower instructed them just how to grow;
The bright yellow pumpkins he painted light blue;
Took the clothes off the scare-crow and made him buy new.
He strutted and sputtered and thought it was grand
To be king and commander o’er all the wide land.
But at last he woke up with an awful surprise
And found a blind mole kicking sand in his eyes.
Warm Potato and garden vegetable salad.
2 cups diced Potato
2 cups diced Pumpkin
¼ Red Cabbage
1 handful of mixed greens
¼ cup Sunflower seeds
Peel and dice the potatoes and pumpkin. Blanch in boiling water until tender. Remove dry and let cool on a sheet pan. Shave the cabbage and slice the cucumber. Trim and slice the radishes.
Saute the potatoes and pumpkin until slightly browned. Season well. Toss all the ingredients together with the vinaigrette and serve as a first coarse or to accompany roast lamb.
4 tbs extra virgin olive oil.
3 tbs red wine vinegar
½ tsp kosher salt
fresh cracked black pepper to taste