Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hello summer vegetables! Growing your own food reinforces the connection of what REAL food is! We get so used to our veggies being shrink wrapped or bagged that we tend to forget that produce simply is grown in soil! We’ve become accustomed to seeing uniform, perfect looking vegetables that are grown using excessive pesticides and fertilizers. But REAL produce can be lumpy, bumpy and oddly shaped. It has dirt on it and a few nibbles from the grasshoppers. It also tastes great! It actually has flavor!! Not like those veggies you buy at the stores that are a cross between styrofoam and cardboard.
We spent the weekend at the lake and once we got home, both of us were starving. I didn’t feel like making a big supper and for just an instant, I thought about running in to town for a Subway but then we checked the garden and Bam! New plan!! Our dinner consisted of cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions as well as fried zucchini and garlic. It…Was…Heavenly~! (Dwight had a salmon fillet along with the veggies)  When I make a meal like this I’m always surprised at how quickly it comes together. I can have it ready in a matter of minutes from start to finish! I always think of people who say, “I don’t have time to cook REAL food.” Hmmm… It takes at least 15 minutes to run downtown and pick up takeout, so YES, you do have time! J
*Thought for the day*
Have you heard of the garlic diet? ~~~~~~ You don’t lose much weight, but from a distance your friends think you look thinner. J

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