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!
Good old pasta salad with homemade Italian dressing.
Summer veggie risotto and tabbouleh. Lots of garden veggies and herbs here.
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.)