Summer Eats

CIMG8824Summer is here.  And I could not be more excited about the plentiful amounts of produce surrounding me at the grocery store, on the side of the street, and even in my own home.  CIMG8826I am very proud of my little tomatoes that have just started to pop up.  This is my first time every really planting anything and successfully keeping it alive!  We decided to plant each individual tomato plant in these big pots I got at Ikea.  We are still in the works on deciding what we want to do with our backyard lay out so for now these mini gardens are easy to move around and serve as a temporary home for my tomaters.CIMG8816Along with produce I am also learning from Sandra Lee how to grill—indoors and out.   CIMG8821And I am checking out lots of books like this one from the library on how to make my garden and summer produce last us months from now.  CIMG8811And speaking of…if you happen to buy apples in these little plastic things…save them!  Christmas ornament storage!

What are you cooking up this summer?


  1. You are so good! I had every intention of starting a garden, but with the new baby I just couldn't handle it.
    I do NOT have a green thumb so it would take A lot of effort!
    But next spring, I am so going for it!

    BTW such a great idea about the apple holders! Brilliant!

  2. Good tip on the apple storage!! :) I'm a little perturbed that T never got around to tilling my garden area, and now he wants me to just stick some tomato plants over there without prepping. :s

  3. I planted cucumbers, green peppers, zucchini, and spaghetti squash. The plants look great so far. I'm so excited to have homegrown veggies.

  4. Good call on starting with tomatoes... they are good for building confidence! But remember, all that gives a person a green thumb is persistence. So think of this as your big year to learn, and next year you'll be a total pro. xoxo, tanja


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