Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Menus for summer and fall

Blueberry pie, with these homegrown beauties.

Beef and Bok Choy stir fry, recipe tried from Real Simple's one month of dinners. This was our favorite from all the ones we tried. Our bok choy is ready to be picked!

Chopped Salad with Shrimp (and our butter lettuce, of course).

Eggs in a Nest from Animal Vegetable Miracle, including our homegrown chard.

Corn on the cob, made with freshly picked corn. I swear I can see these babies growing before my eyes!

PB and (concord grape) jelly sandwiches for the boys.

Egg white omelets with chopped green onions. These are delicious and so healthy, I just love them.

Okay, not a recipe but already, just walking past these young lavender buds is having a calming effect on me. I can foresee lots of cuttings and sachets this year.

For an indulgent treat, I will make mini eclairs with strawberries from our garden, and cream, recipe from The Martha.

Last but not least, I could list about 500 recipes that call for tomatoes, so let's just say that our lovelies will be well used in our kitchen.

I walk around my growing garden with a loony smile on my face. The sight of these growing fruits and vegetables makes me so happy. I'm not even including the trees that are already heavy with growing pears and plums, and our loyal avocado tree, which has given us (and our friends and family) so much goodness already.

My son wants to plant potatoes, and I plan on granting his wish next year. I also want to grow some heirloom varieties from seed. I absolutely love this, and planning meals around what grows in the garden is so incredibly fun. I am truly lucky.


  1. Wow. You have one amazing garden growing chicka!
    How fun for you and the boys to watch them grown and then cook with all of it.

  2. OK, you totally make me feel like an underachiever... kids, pets, great garden, and time to cook. Sheesh!

  3. TSP - well, the large staff of servants I have is the key to getting it all done. J/K!!!

    Lisa - i am honestly so psyched! last year when we started this little experiment, I didn't think I'd have this much fun!