August 11, 2008

Treasure Hunt

Lots of wonderful things were hiding from us in the garden today. The most wonderful were these three ripe ears of Iowa corn!! And yes, DH was definitely the one who got to pick them. We brought it in, cooked it, and ate it right up -ohhhh, it was worth the wait. Looking forward to more, and it won't be long. So far, no raccoons have made it past the fence, so far, so far...


When your garden is a little wild like ours right now, you never know what might be hiding in the vine jungle. I found watermelon and cantaloupe growing faster than we had realized and more of them than we knew.


















The other little hidden treasures were these developing Lima beans. We opened a few pods and tested them and they are so sweet! These are one of DH's favorites and I think they're going to prove worthy of space in the garden next year too. This is another vegetable that we've never grown so it's been interesting to learn it's habits. Now we just need to figure out the perfect time to bring them in and start the shelling.


We've been eating more good things since DD's been home. Our last cabbage went into a curried, cashew coleslaw for Sunday dinner with our pastor's family. If you want the great recipe for the chicken curry that we had there, go to this site - Amanda. We made another round of eggplant Parmesan since DD pouted when she found out we had it while she was still away. We've eaten lots of fresh tomatoes, more zucchini bread, and we also tried Ellie Krieger's recipe for zucchini Parmesan crisps. They're wonderful and if you leave them sitting on the cookie sheet for just a few minutes after they come out of the oven, they firm up and are even better. Here's the link to the recipe on the Food Network site - Ellie Krieger.

Well, this is all then.

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