3 hours ago
Bring home the bacon.
This is one of my favorite parts about gardening. When everything is going strong, and you can head out to get a bit of this and a bit of that, to throw together a meal.
Ian and I eat a lot of veggie meals. And by that, I don't mean vegetarian so much as a literal plate of veggies. We will gladly eat stir fried bok choy, with a side of roasted radish and call it a well rounded meal.
We've been doing it for so long, since we've had a big garden for years and years, that we just take it for granted. It isn't till we have someone over for dinner that we get an idea it isn't how other people eat.
One of the biggest challenges that I hear people have with large gardens is the struggle to eat everything. One solution is to plant what you eat. Eat a lot of carrots? Fill up the garden with that.
I tend to grow what is easy to grow, or what gives me the biggest harvest for my space, and then just learn how to eat it. Swiss chard isn't my favorite, but spinach is a pain to grow here, so now I just pretend swiss chard is spinach and always cook with it.
And so, weird dinners (and lunch and breakfast) it will continue to be at our house.
This pile got turned into a red curry. It was delicious.