Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Garden Harvest

I thought I should share this photo to prove that, indeed, I do have a garden this year and it is producing....in spite of my infrequent posts to this blog! ;-)

I gathered this bounty from the garden last week, in my trusty stainless steel bowl: Cucumbers, Green Beans, Bell peppers and Mini Peppers, Summer Squash, Dill and several varieties of Tomatoes. In the background are two varieties of Rudbeckias I started early from seed this year....Cherry Brandy on the left (which I love for it's deep red color and darker centers) and Denver Daisy on the right. (Park Seed Co.)

Because of our long cool Spring, the garden is quite a bit later than usual, and now we have been experiencing an early fall. I'm not ready to say good-bye to summer.... but alas, it is drawing to a close. I am already making plans for next year's garden. That is the beauty of the garden....it is an ever changing palette for the creative ideas of the gardener. :-)


The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby - how could anything so beautiful be mine? And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.

~ Alice B. Toklas

Friday, August 13, 2010

Marinated Lamb Kabobs

This post is dedicated to my sister Darla, who has a food blog entitled In the Kitchen with Darla where she writes about the yummy new recipes she experiments with. I hope you will swing by and visit her there.

Tell her I sent you. :-)

We recently spent a weekend at our favorite campground upriver and we finally got to try something on the grill I have wanted to do for some time........Lamb Kabobs! I marinated the meat in Balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. I then skewered it with sweet onions, green and red peppers, and zucchini from my garden. Dear Husband cooked it on the grill, along with some fresh Corn on the cob, and it was wonderful.....a very satisfying and tasty outdoor meal!!


Poor, poor neglected blog!! I have had an extremely busy summer....with several weddings, a family reunion, a couple of camping weekends, four 3 hr trips to the dentist and lots of weeding, weeding, weeding in the garden. My health prevented me from gardening much last year, thus many weeds went to seed and multiplied..... exponentially! So I apologize for my lack of posts, and I will see if I can get back into a better routine here in blog-land!