Last weekend, the garden started to go into full swing for producing real crops. The first crop was the July 4th tomatoes. Sooo-oo-ooo sweet and delicious.
I highly recommend these for just popping into your mouth. They are similar to Caprese tomatoes you buy at the store. They get to about 2 1/2" across.
Our summer squash, zucchini and pickles are really starting up also. Nothing is better than fresh veggies from the garden.
Mix that with fresh picked basil or rosemary, dill in pickles...it is just the BEST!
So what's on the menu today.
There isn't enough to can....but you can easily stir up some zucchini in stewed tomatoes.
Recipe: Zucchini in Stewed Tomatoes
How about a chicken, vandalia onions, zucchini, and roasted tomatoes with fresh herbs. Just toss your meat choice, veggies with some olive oil and your favorite mix of fresh herbs and bake or grill. Use lemon juice to reduce the sodium in your meals.
Yellow Squash, Zucchini, tomatoes, onions, herbs, peppers done in a wok. Lightly cook...then seal in bags for freezing. Super in the winter when you crave some fresh garden tastes.
Too many tomatoes all at once---cut tomatoes in half (cherry or small tomatoes), spray with oil, the pan and the tomatoes. Put in the oven at 250 degrees and bake until they have begun to carmelize or begin to look dry. I bag these in 1/2-3/4 cup measure and freeze in sandwich bags. Add to tomato sauces spaghetti sauce, chilis, bake dishes, the flavor is so intense---just kicks everything up in flavor.
Our pickles haven't gone nuts yet...but soon.
Slippery Jims made with those cukes that have gone too large. Sweet and spicy, these pickles are easy the recipe is HERE:
Home favorite is fresh sweet or dill pickles.
Fresh Danish (slightly sweet) Dill Pickles: HERE!
Family favorite here is our Refrigerator Dills, courtesy of Hubby's Mom.
These will stay crispy for a year in your refrigerator...Plant lots of dill for these scrumptious crunchy pickles.
Refrigerator Dills Recipe---so easy----HERE:
Other veggies we are harvesting right now: sugar snap peas for stir fry, Swiss chard is perfect in salads, stir fry, or blanched, and all sorts of lettuces and green onions.
All these veggies are healthy and good for you.
Have you ever tried zucchini hash browns are scrumptious!!! Just shred, toss, add chopped onion and peppers if desired, with olive oil or corn oil and fry on the griddle. Great side dish or throw an egg on them for a delicious breakfast almost carb free breakfast.
Our beans haven't blossomed yet, and our pickles will be going nuts with the next rain.
We are watering on a rotating schedule.
What are you
HARVESTING IN YOUR GARDEN?
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