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Thursday, May 26, 2011

yum yum, bb

yum yum
here are the ingredients for our evening meal at the
country n (thats what we call our place)

these ingredients are picked fresh from our garden without washing
for this picture

the brown egg and white egg was not picked from the garden but
was found in a nest in our barn-a frequent site for deposition of the
eggs by some of our wandering free range chickens

the ingredients are spaghetti squash-will be used later this week to
make spaghetti from the inside of the squash
makes a great spaghetti substitute and is more healthy than pasta
(price is $1.65 a lb at the grocery store)

malabar spinach which is just now starting to grow as the weather
gets warmer-the hotter it gets the better it grows
its sitting on the end of the spaghetti squash
its eaten raw in a salad or as we will do today will cook it with
the other veggies

regular spinach as we have some left over from the winter
will mix it with the veggies tonight

1050 onion just plucked from the ground-have over 200 more to
pick later as they reach the end of their growth
will store them in panty hose (cheap new ones) for the summer
and fall

green beans which are just now starting to produce
they are part of the three sisters planted in one bed
squash beans corn
apparently the american indians use to plant things this  way

squash provides the shade and mulch
beans put nitrogen back in the soil
corn provide a stalk for the beans

the other squash is zucchini and are just now producing well
soon the squash borer will wipe them out so will need to
enjoy them as long as i can

corn was picked too early but i did it anyway
couldnt stand it
is the first time corn has been planted here
looks like a good crop so far
have planted the corn in 1 foot squares so they will
pollinate each other

swiss chard is left over from the winter garden and baring any
attack from bugs it will survive through the summer and fall
these are chopped up stem and all and placed with the
other veggies on the grill

banana peppers are used frequently in salads
this is the sweet one
this time will mix with other veggies on the grill like
you would use a sweet bell pepper

potatoes-cheated and dug these early
just cant keep my hands off them

one green tomato
broke the dont pick those until they turn red rule
my wife she is the one that usually breaks that rule
this green tomato is chopped up and placed with the
other veggies

cherokee purple tomato is the purplish small tomato
it is a heirloom and has the best flavor
tomatoes over the years have been bred to look pretty
and have lost some of the flavor over the years
the heirlooms are unchanged and although not pretty
(although i think they are pretty) they have retained
that flavor
try one and youll see what im talking about

squash blossom is used in salads

so we eat these foods frequently during the growing season
organic veggies with no preservatives or insecticides
loaded with nutrition

move over whole foods

well mavs and dirk did it
now they are waiting for the heat
unless the bulls make a miraculous turn around
what a great series final this will be


  1. looks absolutely delicious!

  2. Will you grill the eggs too? :)

  3. aw
    it was
    the flavors of the veggies blend together
    along with oregano and rosemary and garlic
    and basil and seasoning

  4. amy
    we boiled them this day and ate as a side
    eggs were laid the day we ate them
    the flavor of fresh eggs is the best
    stored store bought eggs loose that flavor
    over the weeks they are stored