Why this time of the year is the best.

gandle(4 NE)August 8, 2010

For this evenings dinner we will have sweet corn from the garden, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers in sour cream and Leone just made sweet and sour red cabbage from the garden. Doubt that we will need that tonight but it improves with sitting a day in the refrigerator. The first cantelope just slipped off the vine into her hand so guess that will be our dessert but may have to put a scoop of raspberry sorbet in the cavity.

I haven't been able to work in the vegetable garden this year so can't claim credit for anything except starting a bunch of plants under lights early spring. So she has done all the work there where it has always been my duty before.

Finally talked me into getting a walker and now I can at least get out on the lawn where before it was too difficult to walk on it and keep my balance. Don't use it in public though have a quad cane for when I'm out and about. Think the balance is slowly returning, sure hope so, pretty darn worthless as it is now.

Wandered off my main theme on why now is the best time of the year. Just being able to eat delicious food directly from the garden to the table is, I'm searching for the proper adjective, guess wonderful will do.

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pamven(z5neastindiana)

AMEN!!!!!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2010 at 4:34PM
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lilod(NoCal/8)

You said it perfectly, George!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2010 at 4:52PM
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anneliese_32(6)

Wished I could agree. This is the worst year for my garden since we moved here 35 years ago.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2010 at 5:04PM
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mawheel

Your dinner menu sounds delicious! I could easily become a vegetarian with food like that. Our two tomato bushes and one green pepper plant pale in comparison to your garden, but what we've gotten has tasted very good!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 1:46PM
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meldy_nva(z6b VA)

Oh yeah, fresh from the garden is the best.

We finally had a couple days of below-90, so I'm eating again. Maybe I shouldn't... I lost 10 pounds in the past couple weeks, lol.

Cucumbers vinegrette, DH likes it with red tomato slices and thinly sliced onion. Green beans, steamed and with a sprinkle of dill. Braised baby squash seasoned with rosemary. Kale, chopped and dipped in hot water, served with bacon bits scattered. All out of the garden, except the bacon and the rosemary.

What's with this kale, anyway? It doesn't know that it is a cold weather crop! It ignores the sun and humidity and just keeps on producing the tenderest, mild leaves.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 2:04PM
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tibs(5/6 OH)

I swear I am slowly turning reddish orange from all the tomatoes I am consuming. Someone ought to erect a statue to whoever invented the BLT.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 2:50PM
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calliope(6)

We are also worshipping the mater shrine, Tibs. The weather this year in Ohio was custom made for them. I have two pots of sauce on now thickening to can. I stuck in 48 plants.........down from my customary 76. LOL.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 2:49AM
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rob333

You said it! Enjoy your next tomato enough for me since I lost the tomato bush which was just about to produce, is in flower. Wonder if I should do a drive by and nick one or two when they show up?

;)

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 9:39AM
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west_gardener

meldy, your menu sounds so good. Yum. I'm sure it was not the optimum way to lose weight, but there it is.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 7:55PM
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