Oh my word…I love food at this time of year. Cooking is easy. Eating is delicious. My garden is giving me all the fresh tomatoes I want and MORE…Yum.
Kelli was over one night and Karl was here too when I made a supper for them. It was simple…cucumber salad, sweet corn and a sub sandwich. The perfect summer supper in my world. I don’t like fancy food…simple home cooked regular food is my favorite…and I love gorging on the foods that are in season.
I love BLTs but am too lazy to fry up the bacon so this time of year…this is my typical lunch….toast with mayo, lettuce, tomato and ham- Black Forest ham is my favorite. I can eat it every day for two weeks.
I think this time of year is my favorite for eating are…
Oh the list goes on and on. I love anything from the garden. I’ve been lucky and have already been eating a lot of tomatoes. My peppers are ready too.
Tomatoes over the winter are nice but few things beat a fresh warm tomato picked from the garden. I can so vividly remember my mom in the garden picking a ripe tomato and eating it like an apple. I do the same thing. The VERY same thing.
One day in the middle of doing that, I realized one of the reasons off season tomatoes don’t appeal to me…they are not warm like they are when they come from the garden. After that, I quit refrigerating tomatoes. I also don’t like cold salsa….I think for the very same reason.
I did a lot of debating this spring about whether I was going to plant a garden or not. I tried a couple times but only managed to get cabbage, tomatoes, peppers and squash planted. They got mudded in. The rains weren’t timely for Kramer and I as we tried to get to his appointments and keep the childcare running. So, half of my garden wasn’t planted. Periodically Craig has tilled it for me just to keep the weeds down.
The other day Kayla mentioned planting a fall garden. I’ve never done that. Hmmm. I’m thinking I’m going to give it a try. I have all of the seeds here that never did get planted so why not? If Craig will till it for me, I’m putting the seeds in.
Happily I’ve had neighbors and Craig’s family sharing garden goodies with me which I so appreciate. Can you imagine that I’ve not had zucchini shared with me yet?? Bahahaha. Kramer used to always give me a hard time about planting too much of it. Not this year. I didn’t plant a single plant but I might do it yet. Stay tuned…. Maybe I can extend my garden goodness into the fall.
If any of you plant fall gardens, I’d love any advice.