Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I Relish the Thought!

After writing yesterday's post and facing the facts in front of me, I realized that the cucumbers and peppers that have come to complete fruition in my garden needed to be dealt with. A.S.A.P.

So, with the help of two very excited boys, we turned some of our cucumbers, onions and peppers into relish last night. It was a lot of fun, and to celebrate our creation, today for lunch we enjoyed smokies roasted over an open fire and loaded them up with our relish. The verdict: delicious!

Due to the fact that my cucumbers and peppers seem to be producing a crop over time, there will be more "mini" batches of relish made over the next several weeks.

And, I'm also thrilled to announce that yesterday we totally savored our first taste of fresh-grown corn from our very own garden!!! Remember the storm from a few weeks back . . . well, it didn't seem to hamper the corn's ability to grow sweet kernels after all. The corn was delicious. So we ate it at two meals, not just one.

Yesterday after lunch I overheard the boys talking, and I just smiled to myself when I heard Ty tell Mitchell, "That corn was so good. I could really go for another cob."

So, I found a few more cobs and made more for supper. The result: VERY happy boys!


{Karla} said...

oh, to have a garden again... one day...

Enjoy the fruits and veggies of your labors!!


Becky said...

I'm jealous. I suck at the whole yard work/gardening thing but I love fresh veggies. Sigh. Too bad for me.

Amy said...

This brings back memories from when we had a garden. Every single night we ate the same thing for dinner...tomatoes, green beans, corn on the cob, fried zuchinni and cucumbers. And it never got old! It was SO good!

I agree with TY~I would love to have some fresh produce right now!