In the Garden

1:25 PM

This week in the garden we have picked one zucchini and sauteed it for dinner!  Our first summer crop!    We ate lots of radishes and lettuce, but those are all done here in this hot, hot weather.

Warning: cucumbers in picture appear larger than they actually are.  I'm excited to have fresh cucumbers.  During the summer that is a staple in our house.
The kale runneth over!  There is so much kale.  I've been putting kale in Corrine's lunch smoothies.  And I've been making kale chips.  It is so easy and we've been inhaling them.  Tear the kale into bite size pieces (removing the touch center rib), spray with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes.  I think this depends on oven temps and how big the pieces are.  Most of the chips I've made bake about 8 minutes.  Dee-lish.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had replanted  the pickling cucumbers again because the second planting got covered by a pile of woods chips.  Well that pile of chips has been spread and low and behold cucumbers are coming up!  I'll have pickling cucumbers coming out of my ears.  Can't wait!

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  1. Congratulations on your garden, it looks great. Our spring garden is done and now in a few weeks we will plant the fall garden. I can not wait to have cucumbers again as they are big in my home too. Enjoy.

  2. I'm very jealous of your fabulous looking kale, yum yum! I'll bet that your kale chips are divine! My mother's garden has been exploding with zucchini this summer! She has tripped over huge zucchini twice because they were so huge! Needless to say that much zucchini bread has been enjoyed by all in the household.

  3. Love kale chips! My cucumbers are puny right now as well. Looking forward to eating them soon, hopefully!

  4. Your kale is awesome!! We have a bunch of baby. Cucumbers, which is more than I have had in the past. I hope we actually get to eat them this year!!!


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