Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Garden Fresh

We've been taking advantage of all the fresh veggies that summer brings...and I love it!  Many recent dinners have included a mix of veggies sauteed in some olive oil.  This particular night we added a splash of balsamic vinegar and freshly ground black pepper.  YUM! 
(zucchini, yellow squash, vidalia onion, red pepper, green pepper, cherry tomatoes)
I love the colors!

Our garden is producing some terrific tomatoes this summer...Cherry, Grape and Roma.  I love home-grown tomatoes.  Don't they just taste so much better? 

(Providence Produce)
Unfortunately, the rest of our garden is not doing so hot.  We've managed to get a few yellow squash and we have a few green peppers that are almost ready to be picked but that's about it.  We're not sure what has gone wrong with the garden this summer.  It's kind of disappointing. 

But we have good friends who are sharing with us, plus a wonderful produce stand just up the street with really good prices. 

Do you have a backyard garden?  I'd love to know what you are cooking up with your summer veggies!
Tonight's dinner for us...grilled chicken on top of garden fresh salads :)


  1. Your veggie mix looks delicious.

    A groundhog got into my garden while I was on vacation and had a feast, so I think getting produce that I grew myself will be delayed. The only thing I have now is peppers but should soon have squash and cherry tomatoes. I can't wait!

  2. Hey! Our garden is not doing so hot either. Our tomatoes are okay, but my squash isn't producing yet, but I do so blossoms (YAY!). We have some tiny ears of corn too. My peppers and onions didn't do squat!

    Do you can your veggies for winter or eat them all in the summer?

  3. Hiya!

    Our garden is making lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and squish (we call it) and everything else kinda went kaput. We are learning every year what is best to plant when, though!
    We are vegetarians (some fish and chicken, rarely) so we love our veggies very much!

  4. I love fresh grown produce. Since I moved to the coast i haven't been very successful with it :(