Monday, July 2, 2012

HARVEST TIME BUT NOT MINE


Well, these are our veggies but not from our garden.  2nd Family, that lives at the front of the property, has a pretty nice garden going and needless to say, they have an overabundance of fresh produce.  Because of that, they are more than happy to share it all with us (along with lots of fresh eggs) and so every time we're out there, we are told to help ourselves if they aren't there or they will bring us a big bag full of goodies.

This weekend they gave us a huge bag full of juicy ripe tomatoes, a few cherry tomatoes, some cucumbers, a zucchini or two in the bottom, some green bell peppers, banana peppers and a few jalapenos.  At our raised beds in town, we have a few tomatoes close to ripening and are getting several asian eggplants per week.  We're not canning, but we are eating well.

We've had a few good meals using them already.  2nd Man just goes in, starts dicing up veggies, making rice, or pasta, or whatever, throws some more ingredients in with it and out comes something delicious.  For example, one night he diced up tomatoes, peppers (banana, jalapeno, and bell), along with an onion we already had, cooked some white rice, mixed it all together with some shredded cheese, and baked it in the oven like a casserole.  Delicious!

20 comments:

Texan said...

Yummy

Frugal Living UK said...

Those veggies look gorgeous! In the next few weeks I will be able to begin to harvest what I have and I cannot wait. Nothing like something on your plate that has come from a few metres away in your garden (or neighbours garden). Oh this is a great time of year for growing and eating!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

YUM!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous looking peppers and tomatoes!

kymber said...

gorgeous produce and i do not feel bad calling you and Second Man "lucky dawgs" to be getting so much deelishous food - you lucky dawgs - bahahahahah!

your friend,
kymber

John Gray said...

I am so pissed off.... been so wet here ( the wettist and dullest june on record) that many things are not growing as they should.... bugger!

Kelly said...

I'm moving in with you. I hate cooking, but I love you and 2nd man!!

Domaine Coquelicots said...

Can't wait for mine to come out ! :)

Lynda said...

Don't you love having friends that garden...and share!

growitathome said...

I stumbled upon your blog and love it. I love blogs with meat (lots of information) and I loved reading your About page. Your place sounds like a piece of heaven. I am no stranger to blogs but recently started a blog about our Journey to growing produce in a subdivision in Tennessee. I love a landscape that gives back.

I look forward to reading more!

www.growitathome.wordpress.com

1st Man said...

They were! Ha, now that they are gone, haha.

1st Man said...

I'm so excited to see what you are able to harvest, that should be fun! Yes, nothing like something fresh like that and so very rewarding!

1st Man said...

Yum in past tense and now gone. :-( Ha. More coming soon!!

1st Man said...

They do grow some great veggies, their ground in their garden patch has been worked for a few years now and they add compost and all sorts of good stuff and they've got quite the nice patch going. We're hoping for more!!

1st Man said...

We'll take lucky dawgs, nothing wrong with that! LOL!

1st Man said...

I'm sorry y'all have been having such yucky weather. It will clear up soon, I know it. Then you'll have some awesome things growing! And be sure to let us see!

1st Man said...

Ha, you're too sweet. I can say without a doubt, he loves to cook. And fortunately, I love to eat!! Ha.

1st Man said...

Soon! You'll have a wonderful harvest, and I can't wait to see it!! :-)

1st Man said...

More than you know! Ha. Yes, they are awesome to share with us and next Spring, we'll return it in spades!!

1st Man said...

Wow, thank you, and of course, welcome! I just visited your blog and love it! How inspiring you are to others as well. Heck it's inspiring to me. I added you to the blog roll and I urge readers to check out your blog, lots of great info and wonderful pictures!! Thank you again!!!