Tuesday, June 29, 2010

From Garden to Plate

That's right, our first taste of the fruits of our labor.

We brought our lettuce, cucumber, kale and beet home and made a delicious salad:

Pup wanted a couple of cucumber snacks:
When we tasted the cucumbers, they were so fresh and still warm from growing outdoors. The beets were sweet like carrots, not as earthy as store-bought ones. I thought they looked like they were tie dyed. The lettuce was crisp and tender. I can't wait until the tomatoes come in.

The final product:
So tasty.

I'm lucky to be able to tend this beautiful land...

...with this awesome guy.

Plus, I'm gettin' jacked! All that little-house-on-the-prairie water-pumping and carrying water buckets are putting some meat on my pipe cleaners! Check me out!


  1. Ah! I'm in awe/jealous of your harvest! Well, incredibly impressed, too. Those beets are the most beautiful color. So far we have harvested the Single Pepper. And we forgot to eat it and it shriveled on the windowsill.

  2. Thanks! Yeah, the beets didn't even photograph as beautifully as they were in person. And we just made a pasta dish with the kale - it was super tasty too. Yum-o! Sorry your little pepper didn't make it. I'm sure you'll be harvesting your own veggies soon. You should come over this weekend and get some veggies - I'm starting to get scared about all the cucumber babies... they're all about to mature at the same time!

  3. Wow! That is really amazing. You should turn all the cucumbers that you don't eat into refrigerator pickles! http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/refrigerator-pickles

  4. I looove pickles! Great idea!

  5. OMG - this is AWESOME! Congrats to you both! And lovin the gun show :)

  6. Hey Sara,
    Those beets look so yummy. Glad the garden is doing so well. Ours however is less than impressive. Our $10 investment in tomato plants has so far produced one premature tomato. I'm hoping it's the best tomato I have ever had at that price :) Glad you guys are doing well. Thanks for the blog update!