What's for dinner.

Summer lovin' in the kitchen.  Garden to table is where it's at.  The goal of every meal is to use as much as possible of that which we've grown.  It's a fun challenge, it really is.  And the flavors couldn't be more distinct with the time between the garden and table being less than an hour, much of the time.  I've had a couple questions about what we do with all the food grown. Of course, I decided to grab that camera. My husband may have tried keep secret when he rolled his eyes at me, but I saw him. I ignored him and decided to spend a bit of time capturing some of our meals recently.  I'm no expert in the kitchen (although said husband is genius in the kitchen, he quit cooking when we married...I guess I can say whatever I want here, since I found out he just looks at the pictures and doesn't read what I say on the blog...ha!), but I try my best to make new meals all the time.  I seldom repeat within the year.  Here's some of what's in our summer rotation (except I left out the many many salad posts...I could do a whole post on salads one of these days!). If you want more info there may be the recipe up in the index on top, or just ask.  And I think I have a camera card full of more food pictures.  If you are interested in more garden fresh meal photos, I can go ahead and upload more next week. :)

Get hungry.  Ready, set, go!

 Cucumber sticks with basil aoili.  Grilled cheese with tomatoes and avocado on homemade bread.
Lemon basil fish, corn, kale chips and fresh bread.

 Good old pasta salad with homemade Italian dressing.
Summer veggie risotto and tabbouleh. Lots of garden veggies and herbs here.
 Stuffed summer squash with more tabbouleh. Homemade bread.
 Frittata with our eggs and veggies.
 Garden veggie fried rice with our eggs and homemade sauce.

 Oh, and of course zucchini bread.

(And yes, without doubt, my kids eat this stuff.  All of it.  They're so used to seeing different things that they hardly ever flinch when they see something they don't recognize.  If they're not a fan at first, we say, "That's okay, you're not used to it yet.  Keep trying and you'll be used to it soon."  Thankful to have two healthy eaters.)
 And we also do eat somethings that are semi homemade and not home grown.  Because, really, what type of mama would I be without letting my kids sample banana cream pie and s'mores.

And now it's your turn.  Tell me if you want more food photos from me.  And tell me what you've been devouring.


  1. Your post is picture perfect and I am so drooling I can see the kids and I sitting and enjoying every bit of it. Great shots of happy faces. B

  2. The frittata looks amazing! Can you share that recipe??

  3. Oh my goodness! Looks like you've been making some amazing meals! Mouth-watering... thanks for sharing (and for making me a little hungry).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  4. Great looking food photos. I'd love to see you include your recipes, too. It would be a great way to have them recorded for the children when they are adults, too! Wishing you guys a great weekend.

  5. What time is dinner tonight? I'll be right over! :) All this food looks so good and exactly the kind of thing I like to eat. I love the idea of cucumber sticks with basil aioli - I'll have to steal that one! It's so great that your kids are good eaters and like all this awesome food. Keep the food photos comin!

  6. I took a second glance at your delicious looking photos when you mentioned tabbouleh! I had a customer talk about it the other week, and that was the first time I'd heard of it...now I have your recipe!!! :-) Sounds delicious!

    ~eunice b



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...