Friday, July 08, 2011

Friday Favorites - Garden Freshness!

For the last couple of weeks, we've been enoying salads straight from the garden. Steve built two extra raised beds this year so now we have three that are jam packed with goodies. My favorite thing so far, as simple as it sounds, are the leafy greens! We have three varieties: romaine lettuce, bib lettuce, and spinach. I've never had lettuce straight from the garden before and it really makes a huge difference in the crispness of a salad.  These greens snap and crack and melt in your mouth and for the first time in my life, I enjoy the greens more than the veggies in the salad.

Our stone fruit trees are also exploding with goodness and we've taken full advantage! The plums are out-of-this-world delectable and the peaches are..well imagine your favorite dessert...then imagine that dessert topped with your second favorite dessert! Yeah, THAT good! We've had peaches n' ice cream sprinkled with almonds for dessert, peaches with yogurt and granola for breakfast, and just plain ol peaches in between. And our tree has produced so many, I've frozen 4 ziplocks full, just waiting for my Peach Toffee Crisp dessert. Wanna come over?!

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