Here are a few of my favorite things to do with fruits and vegetables grown in my garden.  I’m no chef, but I do like to eat and the family, well, they sort of expect it, actually.  And while I don’t usually think about dinner until about an hour before it’s time to serve, I’ve made a wealth of progress in this area.  Harvest in hand, I’m looking for ways to prepare food these days!  Otherwise, it will rot, and I refuse to give my compost pile the satisfaction.

So use the excitement gained from growing your own food and take your bounty to the kitchen.  Get creative!  Or do like I do and call your friends and family – preferably those who tend to excel in this department – and get recipe ideas from them.  But be wary.  Some of them will alter the ingredients ever so slightly, so your dish won’t turn out as perfectly “delish” as theirs – my mother is famous for this trick, though she claims it is I who isn’t following her directions, exactly as written.  As if they were written!  I take diligent notes when she dictates, but what the heck does a “dash” mean, or “to taste?”  Who’s taste?  Mine?  Or that of the original chef?  The woman can’t eat the first okra without a sprinkle of salt…  Me, I avoid the stuff altogether, if I can, though it does make a fast food french fry irresistible.

Whatever your preference, get cooking and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  You deserve it!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jen Smith
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 16:22:37

    I am so glad to have found your wonderful Blog! Humor, Knowledge and Thoughtful reading. Love It!


  2. Joanne Sherman
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 13:41:20

    Love the bounty of your site! The ideas and photos of recipes…. Makes me want to quit work and garden and eat! Please add more recipes using your fresh foods and herbs!


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