Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Happy Harvest 5

This is probably the last harvest post for a few weeks (maybe one more).  Just a couple new ideas for using all that fresh produce.  Hope you enjoy and find it useful.

There are so many uses for cucumbers.  Pickles, relish, in vinegar/sugar, sliced fresh, in all kinds of salads and on and on.    This is a good recipe.  I do not use fresh dill - I use dried.  I don't think I have used low fat items either.  It is very yummy.
Don't forget that basically all veggies an be roasted.  Roasted veggies are just so delish.  Their flavor seems to become enhanced.  I always sprinkle with a bit of olive oil and toss together - then sprinkle with any seasoning I want and roast until they reach the consistency I want.
You will not be disappointed in roasted veggies.  Such a compliment to any meal.

Also use those end of the garden veggies to make Giardinaro (sp) - pickled mixed veggies.
I make my own recipe with what I have.  I have thrown in cucumbers, peppers - could be bell, sweet, hot, jalapeno, etc., cauliflower pieces, green beans, carrots (my favorite), small green tomatoes, zucchini, celery - whatever you have!  Use your favorite pickle brine.  You can make this sweet - but generally it is dilled and maybe a bit spicy.  I always add one jalapeno to a quart to give it a bit of tang.
These are to be processed like you process your pickles.  Super easy and very tasty for the winter months.

Take time to read and explore uses for all those fresh veggies and fruits that are available now.  Get creative and explore new foods.  Food is to nourish our bodies - that doesn't mean it can't be fun and enjoyable.
Have fun with your harvests and farm stand buys.


  1. thanks for that dressing recipe I can't wait to try it!

  2. I have made that cucumber salad for years. We love it.

    God bless.

  3. Hi Cheryl,
    I've been cooking all kinds of veggies and then mixing them with my scrambled eggs since eggs are so cheap right now at Aldi. Tonight I went a bit over the top though. I wanted to use up leftovers. I had scrambled eggs mixed with shredded cabbage, diced cucumber (who ever heard of cooking cucumber), salsa, and a pinch of cheddar cheese. Weird, but healthy and good for me. ~smile~

    Oh Cheryl, what a wonderful story about your dad. We still read our Advent book together each year on Christmas Eve. We used to read it every night of December when the kids were younger.
    Thanks for writing to me. I notice that I don't have your email. If you see this reply, will you send it to me, please?

    1. Your eggs sound good to me. It is amazing what you can add to eggs. They are so healthy and f=very frugal - great way to stretch a meal.
      Thanks. I will get with you on the email!

  4. I'm always looking for a new cucumber recipe. No low-fat for us either. The full fat tastes so much better! Roasted vegetables are a favorite, too.

    1. I agree - I just don't like no-fat stuff. There just isn't the flavor. IF I had too - yes, but I don't.
      Roasted are so good.