Monday, August 8, 2022

God is so Good

Beets and Cayenne Peppers
 Wow, we have been so blessed this year with our harvests, that we have been too busy to blog.  Here we are 3 months after deciding not to go to the grocery store eating gourmet meals and storing up so much that we are running out of room.  It reminds me of the loaves and the fishes story in the bible.  We started out with just some seeds. . .

For breakfast this morning our meal was so beautiful I had to take a picture of it.  Sweet potatoes fried with bell peppers, sunny side up eggs cooked in a little gravy left from last nights country style steak, and some Crimson Sweet watermelon.  I didn't make it for a picture, and believe it or not, this meal was not an anomaly.  Life is good!

Okra and Spaghetti Squash

Juliette Tomatoes
 Every day we are harvesting and putting up   vegetables, herbs, spices, drying seeds for   next year.  Life is never boring, nor are we   sedentary.  We have invited friends to come   and pick as well, so their pantry benefitted   while we enjoyed keeping the plants in condition with someone else's labor.  The more you pick, the more food the plants produce.  

Monday, June 27, 2022

Harvest Season in Full Swing

 First of all, two months into our no grocery store challenge, we decided we had to go to the grocery store.  Not for our day to day cooking - that is going fabulously well.  With the garden coming in the food has moved into great variety.  However, we discovered we had not planned for our canning and preserving supplies.  And letting produce go during this crazy time in America would not have been a good idea.  So we bought walnuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil and sugar.  The sugar for jelly and winemaking, the rest for pesto sauce.  Life is good!

Our garden has been going crazy.  Just look at today's haul: