Nature is funny and inconsistent. Last summer I had more honey from my bees that I knew what to do with. It was a bonanza to the point that my kids and I set up a stand on the street and we made a good amount of money.
Same with my garden. It was lush and prosperous a year ago. Picture perfect greens, red ripe peppers, beautiful tomatoes.
This year I had a slow start after a big learning experience with the kind of soil that grows good plants. Even though we decided to triple the amount of our beehives to fifteen, I have yet to get more honey than eight jars.
From the garden, I have no peppers (they simply did not grow at all – due to the soil?), few cucumbers, no beans. But I have more cherry tomatoes than I have ideas for, the sweetest organic corn and plenty of zucchini.
Ebbing and flowing, compromising and being open to new ideas and recipes. This is what comes from your garden.
I am a lover of one pot meals, especially when I am spending the day at the beach or having a picnic. Out came my newly picked corn, kale, orange cherry tomatoes and the abundance of fresh herbs that are refusing to give up. I went straight to work.
The result was nothing short of delicious. Click HERE for the Quinoa with Summer Vegetables and Salmon recipe, and I’ll show you how it’s done too.
I would love to hear from you. What are you growing in your garden? What is working, what is not? Any new creations? Share in the comments below!