It is that time of the year that the gardens are really starting to produce. So much fresh and wonderful food being produced. REAL FOOD! NUTRITIOUS FOOD!
I just love this time of the year. You can walk out to your yard and get groceries! How wonderful is that? I love that friends, family and neighbors share with each other.
There is nothing better than good fresh veggies. So many things we can do with them. It doesn't need to be boring.
Just a reminder - a few ideas and yummy looking pictures!
Tomatoes aren't just for salad!
Green beans - hot or cold
My summer favorite!!!! Love fried green tomatoes!!!
Pizza on zucchini - more than one way to eat pizza!~
Stuffed squash - zucchini or yellow. Can stuff with rice, tomatoes sauce, meat, dressing, etc. YUM
Grilled or oven baked stuffed peppers. You can stuff with anything and you can stuff ALL kinds of peppers.
This says it all!!! You don't have to be fancy. Eat as much of this summer produce as possible. Enjoy those fresh ingredients while you can get them. Can or freeze what is left over. Spread the wonder of summer all through the year.
Each fresh, eat the yumminess of summer, eat good whole REAL food. You will be better for it!!!!
My herbs and veggies are all doing SO well this year. I am thankful for the abundance. We enjoyed our first BLT last week and now we're ready for a tomato, basil, motz. pizza. My favorite!ReplyDelete
Happy for you. I really think this is going to be a good year.Delete
Mmmmmm - BLT!!!!! Oh, the pizza sounds yummo too.
First time commenter- I just made a big pot of minestrone soup with all the vegetables in my fridge- I get a weekly farm share and boy, the weeks fly by! I haven't decided if I'll add some macaroni to it- pan is about overflowing but maybe the third day I eat it LOL. I'm getting some green tomatoes in tomorrow's delivery so I think I'll be frying those later this week. I don't wilt lettuce but I wilt spinach often- so good. thanks for all your tips and recipes.ReplyDelete
Hi Nan - glad to have you here and to see you comment. Oh my goodness your soup sounds good. All those glorious veggies. Great use of frig foods!Delete
I am envy you on the fried green tomatoes. Mine aren't big enough! Eat one for me!
Wilted spinach is just as good. I love that there are so many wonderful things we can eat that come from REAL food!
Hope to see you again!
Here on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon, my garden has nothing ready to eat except for a very few pea pods. The zukes, cukes and tomatoes have set on, and I anticipate being inundated with cherry tomatoes in a few weeks (ended up with 13 plants, counting volunteers).ReplyDelete
Went to Aldi this morning for my semi-annual stock-up on non-perishables. Nearly everything had gone up 5-50 cents in the past month. Told the cashier that I'm investing in groceries.
Don't feel bad - I picked my first zucchini today - but other things (tomatoes) won't be for a long while yet.Delete
Yes, you are investing in groceries. Get it while you can - it will continue to go up. Buying now instead of the future is like having money in the bank!
I love being able t go to the garden for dinner, so do the deer in my neighborhood!ReplyDelete
Aaagghhhh - oh no. That would be awful. I don't mind sharing a little - but I think I would be a bit angry with deer. Hope you get more than they do!!!!Delete
I love summer and all the fresh foods! We have very little sun for a garden but enjoy all the deals fresh from other sources.ReplyDelete
That is what matters. Even if you can't grow it - get it fresh locally. We have lots of options. There is nothing like fresh!Delete
I sure wish we knew someone who could provide us with some fresh produce this summer. No one we know has a garden. I think most people think it's too much work, including us apparently. But that's okay, all the farmer's markets will be selling all their yummy fresh produce soon. BTW those stuffed zucchini look really good. May have to try those.ReplyDelete
I hope you can get fresh goodies at farm markets or maybe a county co-op. Check your local papers and see if anyone close is getting rid of over abundance - watch for road side stands when out and about - or maybe just local ads for selling produce. I know we have many people around that have little stands at their homes.Delete
The stuffed zucchini is so delicious! I make them a few times a year.
I can't wait for our garden to give us some great veggies. We are just now getting a few peppers and some zucchini. I'm trying some of your ideas as soon as I get some. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Same here. I just picked my first zucchini and a pepper! Tomatoes a long while off I am afraid.Delete
Hope you get to try a few of these.
I am not a gardener either...but do enjoy fresh produce when I can find it. Our farmer's markets seem to be more about non-food items these days.ReplyDelete
Just wanted to pop into say...have a good day! Jane
I hope you can find some yummy fresh goodies. Many markets are doing that. More crafts and such - I understand - but it is a bummer too.Delete
Have a great one!!!
Seeing all this beautiful produce makes me wish that our plants in the garden would ripen sooner! We have had a few mini tomatoes, I especially like the yellow pear variety. Also a few cukes and some peppers, mostly banana and jalapeno. The zukes are still a bit small. So many dishes can be prepared with zucchini. Love wilted lettuce. Another really good sautéed green is rainbow Swiss chard. We still have kale coming out the ears...ha! Think there are some potatoes to be dug...little potatoes with fresh green beans...yum!ReplyDelete
I have been thinking about making green beans and potatoes for days!Delete
Yeah, I am ready for goodies as well. Cooler weather kept us a little late this year in planting - but we will get goodies soon! Things are growing with leaps and bounds!!!
Woof! That all looks so danged good ;p. Larrapin' as my mom and DH's granny used to say. Mama used to make a big pot of green beans and new potatoes (with bacon) in the summertime. Oh man! Was that good :)ReplyDelete
I can't get green beans and potatoes off my mind! Maybe tomorrow - it sure sounds good.Delete
Miss Mommas cookin' here as well!!!!!!
I've been picking yellow squash and cucumbers for several weeks now. I eat cucumbers every evening meal and cook up a couple of squash EONight. Plus I'm sharing with DS2 & family and with the guys at work.ReplyDelete
My jalepenos are coming on for salsa soon and for Poppers.
I will put the word out for extra tomatoes in September and I'm sure I will get enough to can what I need. This way I'm saving my time and water and will still be able to help keep theirs from going to waste.
I think I could eat a quart of that German Cucumber Salad...LOL (slight exaggeration, but it does sound good.)ReplyDelete