Wednesday, August 26, 2015

finally at the harvesting stage - woohoo!

here's a beautiful day when, because we were busy, instead of walking down to the river for dips, we cheated and took the atv.

it makes quick work of getting down and back...with a couple of dips in between!

is there anything in the world like your very first tomatoe?

sliced up with fresh basil, chunks of feta, olive oil and balsamic vinegar - yummeh!

here's our first carrot (called icicle), first cucumber, first zucchini and second tomatoe - woohoo!

there will be lots of caprese-style salads in our future!

we have been harvesting peppers (from the ones we overwintered) and snow peas and shelling peas as well. but kids, i'm a cape bretoner through and through and regardless of it being summer, i had a hankering for some good old fashioned boiled dinner (roast in broth with our own potatoes and our own carrots).

i can eat this for breakfast, dinner, supper, snack....and have it again for every meal the next day!

off to check your blogs! hope you are all having a nice week!


  1. I love caprese salad but give me goat cheese or mozarella(sp?). That boiled dinner looks delish! So glad you are finally harvesting!

  2. I think the only thing better than the first tomato (which I usually eat right in the garden) is the BLT I make with the second tomato.

  3. first tomatoes are the BEST, dang stupid animals , deer mostly wiped me out. 1st time in ten years. I cried lol.
    Good thing there are great faRmers markets here.

  4. Fresh food, artfully displayed. You and J should open a cafe, I'm sur you would be a smash success.

    For my part, I will display the first bag of minute rice out of the box, and two cunningly presented sausages out of a pack of Oscar Meyer dogs. ;-)

  5. Man now I miss Scifichick so we could give ya flack about your tiny kymber tomatoes.

    I know that was out of the blue but it was the first thing that popped into my mind reading your post.

  6. Beautiful looking salad Kymber. Feta is the best.

    Lhiats, TB

  7. I am even more keen on getting into my new kitchen! Your food always makes me hungry! Keys to "Cub Rub" on saturday!

  8. The cannery here only canned for 3 weeks this year, why you may ask?? They over packed last year by a million cans. So they canned less this year.