Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Giving Thanks

We have so much to be grateful for in our lives and this time of year always brings that home so clearly - not just because it is our Thanksgiving but because our home is literally bursting with blessings and abundance right now. 
Every horizontal surface in our home is covered with fruit and vegetables.  It's enough to have my husband shaking his head but I know that he loves it as much as I do (except when there isn't even room for him to sit on the bench in the morning to put his boots without sitting on a tomato!!). There is just Something about growing your own food and having such an abundance of fresh, delicious goodness around that appeals to our whole family - we're very lucky and we know it.

The coldroom shelves are full, the freezers are full, the fridge is full...even the coldroom floor is almost full.  I'm interested to see just how little food we buy for the next couple months.
The windowsills are filled with tomatoes and I love seeing the colours as they ripen.
We've tomatoes at every stage of ripeness and lots more in the garden to pick.  We've been very lucky to not have frost in the town garden yet.
 These are for making green tomato mincemeat which my boys discovered they love last year.
 We're still finding new recipes and new ways of serving tomatoes and zucchini - staples of almost every meal still.
So much to be thankful for!  I hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend.

5 comments:

-Heidi said...

Beautiful!

debbiedas said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Heather.

I posted a tomato recipe and a zucchini recipe yesterday - they wre part of our Thanksgiving dinner. I highly recommend both of them. :) -Debbbie

Katherine said...

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. We enjoyed your sweet potato and carrots roasted for our dinner. Mmmm... the best!
Pictures of your bounty allow me to live vicariously. Thanks for all that you share.

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Oh a cold room! That would be so awesome! Yes, I would love to hear how long things keep for you!

I've never had green tomatoe mince meat, but I love mince meat...looking forward to hearing more on that one too!

debbiedas said...

I can't wait to hear how you guys enjoy the scalloped tomatoes. Like I said in my post - it truly is the best thing I have ever eaten. SO good. And I agree about the AVM recipes. They are ALL good. xoxo