Cooking Delights

Friday, July 14, 2006

Garden Goodies and Easy Summer Suppers

Looks like our garden is starting to produce some organic produce.

First up are the peas and the yellow beans.

The tomatoe plants are also looking healthy.

We shall have lots of zucchini!

Our raspberry bush is producing some beautiful, big, plump raspberries - we are eating them right off the bush... if we could slow down our insatiable desire for raspberries we might be able to pause long enough to take a photo! LOL! We are hoping for a raspberry pie from the raspberries that ripen this weekend – that takes 4 cups however – and a lot of restraint!

Meals have been super simple around here. This is a quinoa salad on lettuce from our garden with corn on the cob.

Here is my daughter's dinner. She wouldn't eat the quinoa, but she did have a hefty serving of green salad. Lately my daughter has decided that she does in fact like vegetables (this after the last few years of detesting them). Now everyday she wants to try new vegetables to see how many she can add to her list of "vegetables that I like" So far we have: corn on the cob, lettuce, cucumber, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and red peppers. This weekend she is going to Grandma's house and she can't wait to tell her about all the vegetables she likes now. I have found having her help prepare the meals and try the vegetables raw really peaks her interest in trying more foods.


  • At Saturday, 15 July, 2006, Blogger Vicki said…

    how old is she? maybe there's still hope that mine will be more veggie willing. & please be strong ~ i'd love to see a pic of some raspberry pie. beautiful organic plants & garden shots...simply awesome. :o)

  • At Saturday, 15 July, 2006, Blogger KleoPatra said…

    Love it, especially the snap peas! I'm a big fan. Love your little one tellin' grandma what a good eater she's becoming... attagirl!!

  • At Sunday, 16 July, 2006, Blogger Melissa West said…

    Hi vicki and kleopatra

    my daughter is 4... so it is pretty cool that she is loving the vegetables. She met up with Grandma yesterday and it was one of the first things out of her mouth. "Guess What Grandma! I like vegetables now!"

    My husband thinks it is hilarious. You see, because we are vegetarian, everything we eat is vegetables... but she has just figured out that she likes them. LOL!

  • At Friday, 21 July, 2006, Blogger Dori said…

    Beautiful gasrden shot! I love it that your little one was proud to share that she likes veggies.

  • At Friday, 21 July, 2006, Blogger Dori said…

    Beautiful garden shot! I love it that your little one was proud to share that she likes veggies.


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