Monday, August 24, 2009

New Interests

I know, I know!
I've been rather quiet again, but the thing is. . .

Well. . .

I'm developing new interests.

And they are time consuming!

One of my new interests is growing food. We revamped the back garden this spring to add more food and we've been enjoying strawberries and honey berries along with these lovely little items. . .

The little fingerling potatoes were grown in pots. I also have several plants in the ground and so hope to enjoy several more meals with home grown potatoes.

For dinner tonight we had broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes from my garden and lettuce and a patti pan squash from Ev's garden. Add some ham and a jar of applesauce which we canned last fall and. . .

Although, Ev, we found the squash rather disconcerting.

I mean it doesn't really have a whole lot of taste ! (Mind you Jesse thought that when he had it raw it kind of reminded him of peppers.)

I decided to fry it as I didn't think Henry would eat it raw. I sliced it, dredged it in flour with salt and fresh black pepper and then fried it in butter with a little garlic.

The disconcerting part was the texture! I mean it was soft and smooshy and you were waiting for a horrible taste to follow.

Only. . .

It didn't! It just had a mild hint of garlic taste!

Odd, very odd.

I might have to try stuffing them and then baking them. I'm thinking that cheese would be a good match.
Adventures in food continue. . .


Anonymous said...

Hey Rose...I think I'll visit your blog more often as it doesn't include lousy pictures of me. At least one of my sisters loves me...wish I could be there for dinner(no cameras!)miss you, Lisa

Nancy-Mom said...

He,he,that's Lisa again. I'm following you girl,so, You can't hide from some people!!
Love fresh food from the garden Rosa. Agree with the squash taste though. We never liked it either. Best to make loaf cakes with, that tastes yummy.

Anonymous said...

Rosa - you inspired me to grow veggies this year too - Thanks!!! It's so much fun to decide what's for dinner around what's ready in the garden!
I planted 3 zucchini plants (because there's no such thing as too much zucchini at our house) and instead got 3 plants growing big huge green squash. I don't know if they're supposed to be green or maybe wait longer for them to ripen into something else because I don't have any idea what they are. I've tried to cook them up twice now and -YUCK- I wish my Dad was strong enough to walk out to the back with me to check them out. Oh, well, glad to hear I'm not the only one that doesn't appreciate that vegetable!

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