What Are You Harvesting?
I love having an abundance of fresh veggies in the summer. There is such a sense of satisfaction when your entire meal is home raised! I hope you are harvesting lots of fresh food from your homestead too!
My beans have mostly been munched to the ground by rabbits (we’re attempting to ‘harvest’ the rabbits, no luck yet), and my zucchini didn’t germinate very well…go figure. However, we have lots of yellow crookneck squash, beets, onions, potatoes, kale, rutabaga, and herbs coming from the garden. The lettuce, spinach and peas are all done, but I’m planting more for the fall. The tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants have lots of flowers, so hopefully we’ll have a nice harvest from them soon.
So What Do You Do With All Those Veggies?
Here are a fewideas for using your fresh veggies this summer! You can:
- Make Brine Cured Dilly Beans
- Ferment Small Batches of Veggies
- Make Brine Cured Pickles
- Bake Zucchini Pineapple Bread
- Freeze Mixed Vegetables
Of course, nothing beats freshly picked fruits and veggies straight from the garden. Steam, microwave, or saute your veggies until just tender and eat them the same day for the most nutritional value.