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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Garden Bounty


I've been keeping you up-to-date on our Backyard Farm adventures this summer, just like I did last year. Scarlet and I have been having a blast tending to our garden and cooking and pickling our bounty. Everything was going swimmingly, until I went on a 10-day vacation and a So-Cal summer heat wave set in. We lost a few precious leafy friends, but we also came home to a gorgeous bounty...so gorgeous I couldn't resist snapping a few pics and sharing them with you.

Indulge me as I share some pics of our garden bounty, if only you could all come over and have a taste...


Our cucumbers finally matured...


We made popsicles, pickles, and some refreshing cucumber water...


Anaheim peppers were ready for roasting...


The first butternut squash of the season, with many more on their way...


The corn sat a bit too long, but was still delicious roasted up...


Cherry tomatoes...


Such a gorgeous sight!


And the first of our giant heirloom tomatoes had finally ripened...


So tell me, what's been popping up in your garden? Share pics with us on our facebook group so we may all drool together.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kristin said...

We started a small raised bed garden this year, and my grape tomato plants have become mutant giants. They're taller than me! So with all this lovely grape tomato goodness they're producing, we're running out of ideas on what to do with all of them...

Any ideas?

August 10, 2011 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger angeltred said...

I tried to plant a garden but my dogs broke through the barrier and uprooted everything! I'm a little jealous of your bounty :-)

August 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger jessica said...

that is one good looking butternut squash. my husband calls them nutterbuts. we won't judge him.

August 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Looks great! I have containers on my paved, walled patio. Sugar snaps failed miserably, but have potatoes (planted ones that sat a little long in the pantry and sprouted), various lettuce, herbs, a small "giant" pumpkin and lots of yellow cherry tomatoes. The tomatoes are doing great, especially now we've got rid of the rat problem. I have a bit of a glut as my husband doesn't like tomatoes and my son won't eat them because they are not red. I've been sauteeing them whole in a little butter until the skins split and eating as a side or on crusty bread. Yum!

August 11, 2011 at 3:59 AM  

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