July 6, 2013

Tasty Tidbits

It's been awhile since I showed my garden! It's growing like crazy. We've picked 2 heads of broccoli so far, and there are many more on the way.

Here's an overview of the chaos. I love looking out the window in the kitchen & seeing so much green.

The kiwi has tons of fruit hanging off it, just starting to ripen. This will be our first year to harvest any, as long as the birds don't get to them before we do!

The zucchini is coming along well. Soon we'll have a few large enough to pick. I tried a new location for it this year in hopes that it doesn't get eaten as much. We love zucchini, so I've been disappointed in the crop the last few years. I'm not one of those people who gets overwhelmed by the surplus. This is one veggie we don't get tired of.

A few of the tomato plants already have fruit. These are the prettiest, with their stripes. We don't buy tomatoes in the store, so we're ready when tomato season comes to eat away. I think we planted more than usual this year, plus we have tomatillas as well.

Happy 4th of July everyone! Hopefully you had a fun day, didn't get rained on, & were able to relax & celebrate with family & friends. I was off, but Walter wasn't. :-(  We went to his grandparents' house (they had a picnic) during his lunch break to say hi, which was very nice. Then after he was done work, we had a campfire cookout of our own.

Here's what we've been eating in the last week:

  • Peach yogurt with Mango Granola & black raspberries
  • Overnight oatmeal with chia seeds, blueberry pancake peanut butter, & black raspberries
  • Brittany's Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Ice Cream - So this totally counts as breakfast! I mean, I put banana on my oatmeal, so it's the same ingredients. Blending it all together changes it up & it felt so fun to eat "ice cream" for breakfast. 
  • Ashley's Doughnut Waffles - I made these for a special 4th of July breakfast, but regular waffle size (and we didn't dip them in honey like she does). We topped them with black raspberries & they were so good! They didn't need anything else. Some of us are a little more ocd about having 1 raspberry per bite than others, as seen above. :-)
  • Bananas

  • Sandwiches
  • Leftovers
  • Cabbage slaw
  • Green salad
  • Lima & white bean hummus with almond crackers, carrots, cucumbers, & whole wheat flax pita crackers
  • Watermelon, cherries & strawberries


  • Grilled teriyaki tofu & zucchini kebobs (we ended up grilling them in our grill pan - as seen above - because they weren't cooking evenly)
  • Grilled asparagus
  • Green salad
  • Take A Megabite's Zucchini Quesadillas - I altered this recipe, using cashew cheese, roasted garlic, & shredded sharp monteray jack instead of the goat cheese. These were fantastic on the Trader Joe's brown rice tortillas. I'll be making this again!
Dinner at Mom & Pops'
  • Grilled veggie & white bean burritos - So good! We had sauteed mushrooms & onions to put on them as well.
  • Green salad
Fourth of July campfire cookout
  • Brian & Rachel's wedding! Congrats!!!

  • Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream
  • Banana soft serve with raw cookie dough bites
  • Cookies - We spent Tuesday evening baking cookies with my parents for my cousin's wedding. All in all, we made 4 flavors of pizzelles, coconut biscotti, choc pb biscotti, ginger snaps, apricot stars, & cookie peaches


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