It All Came From My Garden

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!