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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall Harvest Makes Great Food

If you are  planning to have some sort or addiction,  make it into gardening.  You'll reap  the reward of being addicted.  Seriously, gardening is one of my addictions.  Working in my garden sooths my body and soul.  It's like a great therapy for my being.  Our yard is very small and my garden is like 400 sq feet in size which is not that big but somehow, we get  so much produce every year. 
 My father used to tell me that when you plant something in the ground, God will bless you and he was right.  My father was always encouraging about gardening and cooking.
Even my harvesting buddy would agree, right Dunkin?  I bring our guinea pigs almost daily so he could eat some fresh grass.  I always bring a box  where he feels  safer.  He wouldn't run away if you have the box where he can sit.
 He love to knock this box and he would hide inside it especially when the dogs are out.  I  always keep the dogs inside when I bring him out  just be on the safe side but sometimes, the kids forgot that I have Dunkin with me and they let the dogs out.  That's when Dunkin freaks out.
 But anyway, back to the gardening I was talking about.  This year, I only planted a pack of carrots so I  planted the seeds far away from each other.  Last year, I planted it so close so they were smaller than this year.
 Have you every smell a newly harvested carrots?  It smells so divine!  Even Dunkin smells it.  He is thinking of nibbling on  the carrots leaves.
 I harvested a bunch of kale and froze them for  future use  during winter time when I can't have fresh kale from the garden.
 I love carrot slaw more than  coleslaw so I always make me a bowl every time.  It taste so good especially that the carrot is fresh.
 I chopped the  head of these carrots and put them  back to the ground.
Upon seeing these fresh veggies, hubby us hinting   for Gumbo.
 It paid off to save the seeds of the tri-colored peppers I bought from the store because that's what I used to  plant our peppers this year.  This is the first year that I fully got to enjoy the peppers.  The previous years, they were too late  to bloom.
That would be all for now.  Till next time again.
Shadow Shots

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nova hedges said...

I'm attracted more to your small audience which checking the goodies it can have.

Elizabeth O. said...

Those are so fresh and healthy looking veggies. I bet they're yummy and sweet too.

Anna said...

Lucky you sis, you have all these in your own garden :)

Jessica Cassidy said...

Ohhhh bunny looks so furry cute. I LOVED your own garden Sis R and the veggies you harvested. I always wanted a garden but am afraid the deer will just ruin it, unless we install a live wire.

Kelly said...

How cute!! He seems quite interested in watching what you're doing. The veggies all look wonderful, too. I'm not a very good gardener, but I love trying to grow tomatoes each summer.

Ralph said...

This is eating! The bountiful harvest takes care of the family nutritionally - and deliciously too!

Norma Ruttan said...

Having had a guinea pig as a pet in my classroom, I know that they can have discerning taste buds. So I imagine he loves getting such fresh food.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

The eggplant letter is hysterical and so is the name of the pet!

Shelly said...

These veggies turned out great. I too planted some crop this year, Still enjoying some of the fruits of our labor. Like you, some of our peppers could not be harvested as they were late to bloom. I also saved some of the seeds from our beefsteak tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and jalapeno peppers. Looking forward to next years crop in which I hope to double the yield. I am going to plant some peas, beans, and carrots, which I did not plant this year. Our ginea pig also enjoys nibbling on the fresh crop. Wishing you a plentiful harvest next year. And those tri colored pepper look amazing!

Terri Beavers said...

I absolutely love fresh veggies more than anything, even chocolate. I could whip up something mighty tasty with those veggies. What a cute little guinea pig you have. I had one years ago and he followed us everywhere like a pup would.

Shell said...

I'd love to have a garden some day. Your guinea pig is adorable. I never would have thought about taking them outside.

savannah said...

I wish I could grow stuff in my yard! I have tried almost every veggie and fruit possible and the only thing I can seem to grow is potatoes

HilLesha O'Nan said...

How lovely! I hope to have a vegetable garden someday, as it would save a lot of time and money. :)

Ourfamilyworld said...

Nice harvest! I hope I could have a garden someday, so I can also plant vegetables and herbs.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

My father in law is a genius when it comes to growing veggies, he can literally start his own farm... Hoping one day it will rub off on me.

JOJO VITO said...

wow freshly harvest veggies...I always make sure to buy only the freshest veggies in the market, I also planted some in our small backyard:)

mail4rosey said...

I don't think I have ever had carrot slaw. Bet I'don't like it.

Coach Donna Ward said...

Well, Dunkin is a cutie and seems like a great little partner for your gardening fun - And, what beautiful fat vegies! I'll have to look for a carrot slaw recipe now -
I've never have had a garden like this! Beautiful :)

Russ R. said...

Gardening doesn't seem to like me. Lol. What you have is a gift ( which I don't have ) and I love how you can grow your own produce + enjoy these fresh goodies. I hope that I develop a gardening passion in the future. It could be a new hobby.

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

I am tempted to try gardening seeing your bountiful harvest! It would really be exciting picking up produce in the comfort of our own home. I'm also interested to know how to prepare a carrot slaw.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Awwww, Great job mommy Rose! I wish to have a garden too but we live in the city and ang liit lang ng space namin dito.

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