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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  ETNRedClay on 6/12/2013, 6:43 pm



Snap Peas, ate raw
Straight Eight Cuke, ate raw
Gypsy Sweet Peppers, diced
Cherokee Wax Beans, snipped off stems and flower ends, diced
Japanese cukes, ate raw
crookneck squash, halved small ones and sliced big ones
thyme, diced
strawberries, ate raw
dill, diced
swiss chard, separated stems and leaves, diced
blue lake bush beans
one tiny carrot hiding under purple onion, diced
purple onion, diced
onion top, diced

Heated cast iron skillet in toaster oven with just enough butter to sizzle.
Added peppers, chard stems, carrot, onions.  Broiled 4 minutes.
Pushed to side and laid diced squash on pan to sizzle.  Broiled 4 minutes.
Added diced beans, dill & thyme on top. Added teaspoon butter and spread over beans. Broiled 4 minutes.
Removed.  Stirred. Let set for 4 minutes.
Ate with diced cukes & snap peas and dry whole wheat toast -- plenty of butter still in the skillet.

Except for butter and bread, everything came out of my garden.

(Thanks for dill suggestion for beans -- yum-yum!)

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Post  lyndeeloo on 6/12/2013, 9:35 pm

Romaine Lettuce, Steamed Swiss Chard with butter and a few strawberries for dessert. There was a hamburger in there too, but the only thing it had to do with my garden is the gas grill overlooks it and I can check out the garden as I cook.

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Post  camprn on 6/12/2013, 9:37 pm

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Post  ETNRedClay on 6/12/2013, 10:28 pm

Thanks, camprn.  Was also de-lish!

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Father's Day Feast from the Garden

Post  Josh on 6/16/2013, 1:03 pm

Father's Day Feast from the Garden.
Cabbage-Cole Slaw, zucchini-fried, radish, red lettuce, baby bok choy, onions, hot banana peppers -salad, new potatoes, garlic, onion-roasted veggies on the grill, grilled baby back ribs with fresh cherry pie for dessert.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!




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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  jmsieglaff on 6/16/2013, 3:49 pm

Sugar snap peas, lettuce/spinach salad, and will be trying garlic scapes for the first time tomorrow!

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Post  sanderson on 6/18/2013, 3:37 am

This little turnip about 1 1/2".  I think it tasted better in our salads than a radish.  Crisp, juicy and lightly hot.  My very first taste of turnip! My coffee cup for comparison.

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  plantoid on 6/18/2013, 11:49 am

Nothing ! cheers
I've been wined and dined in the first order late this afternoon .
Soft goat cheese lightly toasted under the grill , with super thin ice cold sliced beefsteak toms with five or six cashew nuts in orange sauce & a bit of fine torn C&CA with a drizzling of thick balsamic vinegar for starters .

Followed by Spaghetti langoustine in a delicious garlicky creamy light cheese sauce & a couple of king prawns to top it off .

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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/18/2013, 12:16 pm

Spinach!

My first two squares were planted on May 10 and are producing like mad! I've actually been harvesting for nearly a week now.

And no, they don't seem to be bolting.

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Post  TxGramma on 6/18/2013, 12:42 pm

Squash and eggplant...Yellow crookneck squash and Ichiban Japanese eggplant...can't wait for supper time. hungry

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/18/2013, 12:54 pm

I am going home and picking fresh lettuce and spinach for a salad tonight! hhb

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  walshevak on 6/18/2013, 2:05 pm

I still have some lettuce and my cukes are picking size. Been getting some yellow squash and saw a zuke almost ready today. Bok choy, kale, collards, and chard are all being picked as I decide what to have for dinner.

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Post  herblover on 6/19/2013, 10:09 am

Had sweet banana peppers on my pizza last night!

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Post  jmsieglaff on 6/19/2013, 10:15 am

Been getting a lot of Atlantis broccoli for snacking and in our salads.

Also we sauteed up garlic scapes--never had them before, so the preparation was very simple--oil and salt. Tasty little things! We'll look forward to scapes now every year!

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Post  jewlz2121 on 6/19/2013, 1:44 pm

I just made a Veg Casserole using fresh yellow squash and zucchini, peppers, onions, and herbs. Oh, and parmesan cheese that I didn't grow!

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Post  NAR56 on 6/19/2013, 2:05 pm

Wife and I picked about 10 ears of corn last night, along with tomatoes, green beans, and peppers. I let some of the tomato suckers get big and last night I cut them to root into a new plant for the second planting. Wife also made an eggplant parmesan from one of our eggplants and that was delicious. There is nothing like home grown veggies!

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Post  southern gardener on 6/19/2013, 2:16 pm

@jewlz2121 wrote:I just made a Veg Casserole using fresh yellow squash and zucchini, peppers, onions, and herbs.  Oh, and parmesan cheese that I didn't grow!

would you mind sharing the recipe? We have the same thing in our garden and need to use them up!! thanks!!

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Post  llama momma on 6/19/2013, 4:27 pm

Little bowl of strawberries and a small amount of spinach. Then picked and dried German chamomile flowers to make fresh herbal tea.
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Post  plantoid on 6/19/2013, 6:36 pm

Yesterday there were none ..we checked .
Today eight lovely scapes over 10 inches long.
Quickly pan fried and served with pan fried delicious succulent & tender light golden brown scallops , C&CA leaves , beet root leaves , spring onions , a couple of Lollo Rosso lettuce leaves & our first grated carrot .


" Yabber dabber doo , more scapes soon due " .

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Post  Kelejan on 6/19/2013, 9:29 pm

A salad of leaves from four different lettuce, chard, kale, chives, sunflower and mung bean sprouts, a wayward carrot, a couple of radishes, a couple of garlic cloves, a sprig each of basel, rosemary, thyme, topped by a roasted pepper dressing. Two organic eggs from a friend who has free run chickens.
Finished off with my first 8 strawberries and Greek yoghurt.
Only the yoghurt was purchased.

I missed the leaves of the beet thinnings, they added a nice taste.

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  Pollinator on 6/20/2013, 3:28 pm

We've been enjoying yellow squash and zukes, beets, onions, Swiss chard, carrots, eggplant, and peppers. Irish potatoes were harvested about two weeks ago, and the last of a bumper crop of English peas was about three weeks ago.

I'm tickled with my new Excalibur dehydrator. I've always done fruits, but now we are doing veggies in great numbers as well. That thing has been running constantly for the last two weeks. Didja know that you can dry greens until they are crispy, they crush them to save? When I make bread, I throw in some dried chard or kale greens into the mill with the grain. It grinds nice and fine. Makes the bread more interesting - and a lot more nutritious.

Have any of you tried fruit leathers? We've been doing one with a base of peaches, but also throwing in plums, strawberries and any other fruits we happen to have. Delicious!

The only problem with fruits is that they are so good, that they really don't get "preserved." They get eaten faster than I can put them away for a "rainy day."

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Post  gwennifer on 6/20/2013, 5:02 pm

I buy bunches of green onions at the grocery store and now that my garden tables are built and on my back patio I've been planting the bulbs out there, two or three at a time as I use up the greens. I'm putting them all around my fall broccoli squares as it will be some time before the broccoli grow big enough to crowd them out. Last night I made a shrimp and pork fried rice and was able to pop out back and cut down eight of the onion tops to add in. Today I can see them already starting to grow back again. Too fun!

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  gwennifer on 6/20/2013, 5:04 pm

@Pollinator wrote:... Didja know that you can dry greens until they are crispy, they crush them to save?  When I make bread, I throw in some dried chard or kale greens into the mill with the grain. It grinds nice and fine. Makes the bread more interesting - and a lot more nutritious.
Huh. Who'da thunk it? Like making your own spices, only out of greens. Interesting!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/21/2013, 10:18 am

My first watermelon radish cheers Yum!!




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Post  bnoles on 6/21/2013, 10:35 am

Rooster... that looks awesome! I will be looking for some of those seeds for sure.

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