I really enjoy this time of year. It’s when I start getting little daily harvest from the garden and get to have the fun of figuring out how to feed myself from them! This took a lot of getting used to when I first started gardening. I am very much a planner and normally have meal plans made out in advance each week. During the summer I don’t know what I’m going to eat until I do my chores in the morning though. Here are some examples of what I’ve gotten from the garden this week, and the meals they became.
Became a tomato sandwich for lunch. Dinner was roasted veggies with spaghetti, cucumbers and cream, served with homemade yogurt topped with a few raspberries from the neighbors patch.
Wednesday: Kale, first zucchini, first green pepper, and first red onion.
Kale went into a green smoothie for breakfast. The rest were marinated, grilled, and served over rice for my dinner on the 4th.
Saturday: Purple Cherokee tomato, parisian pickling cucumbers, and the first of the purple majesty potatoes.
I had fried potatoes with eggs for breakfast. Lunch was the tomato and cucumbers mixed with lettuce and mayo dressing for a childhood favorite, our “summertime salad”.
Sunday: this morning was the first cabbage, amish paste tomatoes, tiny broccoli, parisian pickling cucumber, green pepper, egyptian walking onion, and raspberries
Yogurt with raspberries for breakfast…the rest will be cooked soon 🙂