Recent harvests and examples of harvest cooking :)

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.

Tuesday: First (mutant) purple cherokee tomato, first patty pan squash, first parisian pickling cucumbers, egyptian walking onions, and new potatoes from the volunteers that grew in last years patch.
purple cherokeemini harvest
volunteer new potatoes

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.

first harvest dinner of the year

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.
todays harvest

Friday: First Amish Paste tomato and a little patty pan squash.
harvest 3

They became Chickpea Squash Patties with Minted Yogurt Sauce. You can click the picture for the recipe.
Chickpea Zucchini Patties with Minted Yogurt Sauce

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”.
harvest 4

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 🙂
harvest 5

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Nancy Davis says:

    You are doing a wonderful job of cooking what you harvest! It all looks so yummy! Enjoyed seeing the pictures. Nancy

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