Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bountiful............


Bountiful is what comes to mind our when I think of all the fruit and veggies we have yielded so far.....between our communal plot and our own small plot at home we have had an abundance of  awesome family dinners with enough to pass along the odd basket of greens to friends. Our peas this season at home didn't fair as well as at the communal gardens....they were crazy mass of greenery and with every turn of a branch  cascades of pea pods were to be found! Other then being natures snack food, peas became a fast friend at every meal. From fresh to steamed with a balsamic chili fig vinaigrette, covered in hummus eaten with or without the pod, it was a great snack for the kids to munch on throughout the day....


I have added a water canning set to the kitchen family and am quite eager become a jar head. I have completed a small batch of tomatoes, pickles and a homemade dijon mustard! thanks to http://www.foodinjars.com/2011/08  I am enjoying all the extra tasks of jarring up the seasons best for the luxury of eating fresh summer goodness all year!




Communal Garden 2011


Here is a picture of the start of the Gardens in town and a following picture of the gardens in their current state.

May 2011


Aug 2011


~Andrews Family Plot~

 

2 comments:

Bediels said...

So fun, Andrea! I can honestly say I am super jealous!! I wish I had a green thumb, but I fortunately, I seriously don't!!

Bediels said...

Okay, that was supposed to read, but I UNFORTUNATELY...I seriously don't.

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