Isn't it beautiful!!! This is what we get when we pick (about every other day) now. The garden is in full bloom! and I can honestly say I have enjoyed it more than ever this year! Our garden has tripled in size from last year so we have had enough to put away for Winter. I really thought that the putting away part would be very hard messy and time consuming, but I have been surprised at how easy it has been. I find that I do better by putting away small batches of veggies just before or after dinner every night, this way I'm already in the kitchen preparing for a meal anyhow and I already have a mess to clean up. All of the things I put away can be blanched, put in an ice bath, strained, put in freezer bags, and popped into the new fancy schmancy stand up freezer that my hunny got me. If you have never done this before and are afraid like I was, just do it! It's so easy! I promise it's not rocket science!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This is one of my favorite Summer salads. I'm sure a lot of you already know how to make this, but just in case....Just like any other salad, the amount of veggies you will need mostly depends on what you have. I try to have lots of cucumber and enough tomato to add a little color and flavor.
Cucumber and Tomato Salad
You will need:
Vinegar (doesn't really matter what kind..but I usually use white, and sometimes I will mix in some pickle juice)
Peel and slice the cucumbers, cut the tomatoes into bite size chunks, and throw it all into a bowl. Add the vinegar, start with a small amount (think of it as salad dressing) and you can add more later if you like (I like lots of vinegar). Now sprinkle the mixture with salt and dill and stir well. I like to let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before I eat it, but sometimes I can't wait! It will last for a few days in the fridge in an airtight container.