So, it was only a few months ago that we tore up our lawn and installed the garden and already we can nearly make a complete meal with what there is to harvest. We have been grazing the greens almost daily and it seems like we have hardly made a dent even when we pass them on to our friends. The last of the spring peas are still popping through although they are on their last leg. I managed to pickle six mason jars full of sugar snaps and snow peas, some with dill and the others with cumin, all of them sweet, spicy and delicious. At the same time I pulled three nice sized green cabbage heads and made a sauerkraut with them. I am having so much fun learning to preserve our homegrown food and putting it away for a later time.
The other night I decided to check in on the potatoes and from just one plant I
managed to collect an entire colander full of the most beautiful fingerling potatoes that are pink on the inside. I couldn't believe how many potatoes came off just one plant and to think I planted twenty of them!! For dinner we roasted fingerling potatoes with shallots, garlic and herbs also harvested from the garden and in addition to that we cut our first head of broccoli which was sauteed amongst a bed of kale. The only thing that did not come from the garden in that meal was the tempeh (which I prepared in a sweet tequila sauce, yum!). But aside from that the meal was grown right out of the ground that was once only a lawn!!
How rewarding indeed!
Thanks for reading,
John , Back to Eden Bakery