Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We have such an abundance of cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash right now that we can't give it away fast enough!
I wish I could put out a cyber vegetable stand and you all could come get as much as you want.
It is all so fresh. The smell, taste and crisp factor is incredible and I wish everyone had the opportunity to have vegetables so fresh and sans pesticides.
We don't have a freezer and so can only freeze so much. I grated 2 cup portions of zucchini for zucchini bread this winter. And I made the most EXCELLENT (says me) zucchini parm last week..it was restaurant worthy.
I may try canning some tomatoes again this summer. I did 49 quarts in the summer of 81...and then never did it again. Guess that did me in. :)
I also want to try making my own bruschetta and gazpacho when all the tomatoes are ripening.
The deer ate our pepper plants though. We also have some corn, beets and I am not sure what else.
Also my herb garden is doing well and we have been enjoying adding them into our meals.
Does anyone have a zucchini boat recipe that they enjoy? If you do..please share. :)
Oh and the lilies are so prolific. What outstanding plants they are this year! We have various kinds that I ordered off of QVC one year in a variety pack and I have to say they are superb.
The sunflowers are blooming now too. We used to grow them all over the yard..all sizes. My favorites are the tall, large ones. Their big heads remind me of happy faces and the birds enjoy the seeds. Did you know they turn their heads to follow the sun?
Sunflowers follow the sun
There is the rumble of thunder in the distance and the night bugs are singing their tune.
I do love summer! :)