Thursday, August 15, 2013

How Does Our Garden Grow?

With green pepper bells and pungent smells
and pretty white onions all in a row.

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Earlier in the season, I gave you a peek at the planting of my backyard superfood garden. Sadly, we lost our cucumbers, but we've been getting quite the harvest off of our humble garden these past few weeks. In fact, one week, I was able to put together an entire week's worth of salads for my lunches with my abundant lettuce harvest.


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Our acorn squash is getting a little over-zealous. Oh wait, I'm the one who was over-zealous by planting not one, but two squash plants in our meager plot. I do that every year:) I know I pack too much in, but I just can't help myself when it comes to fresh garden veggies.

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This week, I'm having a whole week of stuffed acorn squash for lunches. I shared the recipe here. It was just sort of put together with some things I had around the house and the farmer's market.


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I could lose a Peanut in all those squash plants!


While we were gone on our Mackinaw City trip for a week, my father-in-law kept our garden picked. We came home to this ginormous bag of snap peas. I ate from that bag for days and days. It's so nice to be able to plan my clean eating weekly menu with my own backyard grown produce. It's going to be a great season!


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We have this neat program at work where you can donate all those extras from your garden to local food pantries. I think this idea is genius! We've always got too much zucchini or too many tomatoes or a plethora of herbs in our backyard, so why not share the green love? If I don't eat them all myself, I hope to donate some acorn squash to this cause since that's what's currently taking over our garden:)

Did you grow anything this year? What do you do with your leftovers?

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