We've been eating straight from the garden and enjoying it so much. I love eating at this time of year...well, I love eating all through the year but I love the freshness of this time of year. Some meals we've been enjoying the last few days are breakfast burritos (for dinner, though). We saute new potatoes with garlic and herbs until they are browned and cooked through. Then we put them in tortillas with eggs that we've scrambled with sauteed zucchini and red pepper.
We top that off with homemade salsa, tomatoes and cheese. This cheese in one of my favourite ones from Gort's Gouda - they're all good and W would tell you that the Cumin gouda is the best. I like the smoked gouda with Habanero peppers because the smokey taste is delicious on burritos or nachos. This is VERY hot though so we just use a bit. We learned a lesson about habaneros last year when W put some from the garden onto a batch of chilli cheese fries that he was making - let me just say there was nothing "chilly" about them.
I've also been trying more zucchini recipes. We made two Impossible Zucchini Pies from Simply in Season.
I think next time I would halve the recipe and make one so that we wouldn't have leftovers. We preferred it hot out of the oven.
We've been enjoying buckets of beans - so far mostly made my favourite way but last night I found a new recipe that we all loved so now we will be having that a lot as well.
And we've been gorging on tomatoes - greek salad, tomato pie, tomato sandwiches, cheese tomato buns under the broiler and we've been using these...
to make platefuls of this - slices of tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. So good. S ends up eating so many that he barely has room for the rest of dinner.
And we're eating buckets of cherry tomatoes...just as they are.
I feel very blessed every time I go to my garden. Life is truly abundant and gardening is the perfect medium to remind me so each and every day. The other day I was feeling very stretched with some aspects of our life just now, I knew that I needed to get into the garden and just be. It only took an hour of working in the garden to have me back feeling peaceful and choosing joy over choosing frustration. The garden is magical that way too - a place to feed soul and the senses as well as hungry tummies.