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Garden Goods

September 2, 2011

I love Friday afternoons, they feel so leisurely.

Highlights of this Friday afternoon were a dog walk and some time in the garden. The garden is looking really good, check it out.

We’ve got tomatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, collards, eggplant, chili peppers, basil, okra, dandelion greens, and pretty marigolds around the edges. Oh, we’re also growing a dog, he’s coming along really well. The key to growing dogs is to fertilize them at least once a week.

You may also be wondering why there is “trash” in our garden. Tim put cardboard down around the plants to 1) keep more water in the ground to help our plants stay moist throughout the hot day and 2) as a weed control. It seems to be working wonders because they look healthy and are far less wilted after going through the heat of the day.

I picked some collard, kale, chard, assorted lettuce greens, and some grape tomatoes (you can’t see them, they are at the bottom of the basket). I seriously want a field of kale and collards, they are so delicious and are one of the most nutrient dense foods in existence. I can’t get enough. The need for an entire field is also partly because they cook down so much when you steam them.

I steamed up some of the kale and collard greens with garlic, onions, and Braggs. The greens, in addition to Tim’s wonderful veggie frittata made for a dinner delicious dinner.

I am not an egg person, I would much rather have oatmeal for breakfast, and Ionly eat eggs once every few months. I read about Caitlin’s frittata a few days ago and was compelled to give it a try.

Into the frittata went lots of good veggies; zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes. On top went avocado and more fresh tomatoes. Did I mention that this is relatively easy to make? Saute the vegetables, beat the eggs, add eggs to skill and cook for 5 minutes, move skillet to oven and bake for 15 minutes.

I may be an egg convert.

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