Meals from the Garden
I love my little apartment garden. It’s not large by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s fun. Just the other day I went to check on the carrots. I’d pulled one a couple of weeks ago and it was tiny and not too tasty. The one I pulled on Sat was short and fat. It was yummy!
I have a few other things ready for harvest: kale, spinach, basil, parsley, oregano, chives, a few potatoes, and green beans. I have some tomato plants, with flowers… that are falling off. Gardening fail. My dad said maybe the soil needs some nutrients that it’s not getting, like potassium maybe. I’m wondering if I could just put some banana peels under the tomato plants?? 🙂
Fresh produce is very inspiring to me when it comes to planning my menu. There are so many delicious things to do with the summer fruits and veggies that are in season right now. Here are a few of my favorites made into summer menu ideas:
Fruit Salad alongsideÃ‚ Joy the Baker’s amazing Cinnamon Rolls with Buttermilk Glaze (p42 of her cookbook)
Pluot Tart with Black PepperÃ‚ (I know, black pepper with fruit sounds weird. It wasn’t. It was delicious!!) withÃ‚ Grilled Steak
Panzanella SaladÃ‚ with Grilled Chicken
Tomato and Basil Grilled Cheese
Penne Pasta with Homemade Tomato SauceÃ‚ alongside Grilled Pork Chops drizzled with Reduced Balsamic VinegarÃ‚
Veggie PizzaÃ‚ with aÃ‚ Green Salad
German Style Potato SaladÃ‚ with Grilled Sausages and Fruit Salad
Happy eating, Friends!