From Garden to Table: What happens when we have the time

It has been exactly 48 days since my last day of work. Interestingly enough my to do list has not grown any shorter.

Orange Day lily 

There are still weeds to pull, plants to be planted, vegetables to be harvested, meals to be cooked besides my official list of things to do.

Yellow summer squash twins 

Luckily I have Maddie to keep me on target. 

Maddie, my constant companion
Maddie, my constant companion

Time off has allowed me to focus on garden-to-table meals. I have always wanted  plan my growing season meals around what I’ve harvested.  Today I have an excess of yellow summer squash and string beans. 

Summer squash

Organic String beans
These string beans are from seeds gathered last fall. The third year this has been done!

They will become Summer Squash Gratin, a recipe from the New York Times, 

Summer Squash, red pepper and onions sauted in Herbes de Provence oil
Summer Squash, red pepper and onions sauteed in Herbes de Provence oil

and Roasted Parmesan Green Beans from Skinnytaste


 Be sure to click on the recipe links to check them out!  Both were delicious!

Stop back often to see the gardens in Real Time Share as well as other garden to table recipes.

 In addition October 1st the gardens and barn will be the backdrop for a wedding. Join me as I ready both for this festive occasion!

American Bank Barn Doors

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4 thoughts on “From Garden to Table: What happens when we have the time

  1. Love the idea of you sharing some tried out recipes that include veggies you have grown yourself or have gotten from a local farmers’ market. Maybe I will be inspired and eat more healthily.

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