|Corn and Beans|
We found lots of Sugar Snap Peas ready to pick, several large potatoes, and plenty of onions ready. We added the overgrown lettuces to the compost pile – they were as tall as FRitW! The smaller lettuces looked great so one came in for supper. Maggie also found a purple pepper on her plant.
|One of the overgrown lettuces|
|Lots of Sugar Snap Peas|
|Maggie's Purple Pepper|
So far this week, we’ve had some garden produce with each supper meal. Sunday night, we made a chicken stir-fry with sugar snaps and onions and that purple pepper. We also had some of the lettuce for a salad. Monday we mashed some garden potatoes to go with our meal. Tuesday I made spaghetti with fresh onion and basil, thyme, and oregano from the garden.
|The first carrot - a Purple Dragon carrot (it's orange inside)|
|The perfect carrot, a nice length and thickness|
|A little bit short and stubby, but he's happy!|
|MT loves picking the onions.|
|The herbs the boys and I picked.|
Today we pulled 6 carrots that looked big enough to eat! I have never, ever successfully grown carrots and was so excited to find that this year is ‘the year of the carrot’! Maggie, FRitW, and MT each pulled two carrots. I wanted to have them with supper, but 6 short carrots don’t make much of a meal. Looking around, I decided that potatoes and onions added to the carrots would make a nice root vegetable bake. FRitW and MT helped me pick more basil, oregano, thyme, and sage and we mixed everything together with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper for a delicious (and colorful) side dish! We also picked lots more sugar snaps, so tomorrow we’ll have those with supper. Any suggestions for using sugar snaps?
|Potatoes, carrots, onion, herbs, and a little olive oil. Yum!|