Reece and I headed out to the garden after breakfast with the intention of picking green beans and kale. He quickly got side tracked by the snow peas, and sat munching on them while I harvested. Can I just say watching him sit by the garden eating snow pea after snow pea melted my heart.
With the harvest collected we headed into the kitchen to make something of all that food. First up was kale pesto. Reece loves working the food processor, and did a wonderful job. We jarred it up, and added it to our freezer stash. We then sauteed some kale with garlic, just enough to wilt it, then laid it out on a baking sheet, and put it in the freezer. I will bag it up tomorrow morning, and then use it throughout the winter in soups, sauces and stews. Reece's only request as I harvested kale was kale chips, so I put enough aside to do a batch of kale chips, which he enjoyed for his afternoon snack. The greens beans were canned into dilly green beans, and are now sitting on the pantry shelves, ready for the winter ahead (if we can wait that long).
Did you happen to see that tomato? A sun gold, just about reading for picking. It will be split three ways in a few days, as long as I can stop little hands from getting to it first. The calendula is out doing itself, and I am harvesting flowers everyday for salve making. The garlic looks like it is almost ready, a little earlier than last year. I might just pull a bulb up this week and see how it is doing. And so far the cucumber, zucchini, squash and pumpkin are growing wild and crazy, producing flowers, and the beginning of food to be enjoyed soon.
Everyday flowers are brought inside, and put around our home in little vases. Just a little bit of sunshine brought inside to make me smile.
How are things around your garden?