We love our garden so. This year we planted kale, lettuce, broccoli, green beans, onion, sunflowers, zinnias, green peppers, red peppers, hot peppers, basil, rosemary, parsley, tomatoes (A LOT of those—Roma, some normal kind. and grape) cucumbers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, and zucchini. It is such a fun challenge to try and figure out how to use all the produce we have!
So far: spaghetti sauce, ketchup, pizza sauce, tomato soup, creamy tomato sauce, more sauce, and more sauce (my favorite recipe yet), more soup. Basically every night I think, “what is a different way I can use tomato sauce?”
Making Christmas Pickles—Joseph’s favorite.
The garden—a few of the sunflowers were knocked down during Irene. More importantly though, the garden used to be at the edge of the woods, but we cleared (well—hired our bud Leo to clear) some of the brambles and enlarged the yard area. So lots of grass growing work as well!
How does your garden grow? And I would love your favorite table and preserving recipes!