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Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Harvest

Instead of buying the typical shirt or gift card from the Gap I decided to be creative for Mother's day. I gave the gift of manual labor and dug out a large spot in the yard for a new garden... my Mom was very pleased with her gift :)

We have been working hard to keep the plants happy through the spring. Now that we're into August we're able to enjoy the payoff -- fresh veggies!

There is nothing I love more in the summer than a fresh, ripe, still-warm-from-the-sun tomato and by next week we'll have them coming out of our ears! I, of course, will be in heaven. I can sit in the yard and eat a tomato, fresh picked, just like an apple. Nothing like it...

It's still early, and this is just the beginning, but I am quite excited for this summer's veggie garden. Here's a look at what's come off the vine so far: tomatoes, HUGE zucchini and cucumbers, and our first green pepper!

The result of some of the ingredients: fresh cucumber, tomato, and dill salad.

The dill came from our herb garden which is doing pretty good this year. I lost my cilantro plant for the second year in a row! Figures my favorite herb is the one herb I can't keep alive!

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