Sunday, August 8, 2010
Gerb In The Garden
There is nothing in this world like eating from our garden. The picture above represents one day's bounty. I can't wait for more tomatoes to start ripening! I could eat them with every meal along with cold, sliced cucumbers and oven baked zucchini.
The worst part is that we get used to what these fresh, home-grown fruits and veggies really taste like, then it gets cold and we have to buy the tasteless stuff that they sell at the store. Either that or we just go without. I'm hoping for a late frost this season!
By far, this was my favorite part of yesterday's harvest:
The strawberry plants have turned out to be my favorite investment. They are the perfect amount of sweet and a wonderful topping for waffles and ice cream - if we don't eat them all right out of the bowls on the counter.
Zucchini and cucumbers have been our best producers so far this year. My kids are loving all of the great treats I have learned to bake with zucchini over the years. Tomorrow we're going to make zucchini apple pie - which contains no apples, by the way. Sound gross? I thought so, too, but it's actually amazingly deceiving.
I'll have to share some of my favorite zucchini recipes here...