Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow

This spring the Mr and I suggested talked my mom into letting us build a planter bed at her house so we could have a summer garden. This then consisted of us building the beds and helping to plant them and then completely leaving all the water and maintenance to her. (See what we did right there!) I am happy to report that wiith all of our her hardwork the garden has done wonderfully and we (you know we have been there for harvest) have enjoyed many nights at her house of being able to go outside and pick almost everything needed to make a full meal.

To avoid being wasteful, I have started getting very creative in my cooking to make sure we use up all of those huge zucchinis that we grew. Here are some of the recipes that I have been making.

Zucchini Brownies

These came out so yummy, but are more like chocolate cake then a brownie. They ended up being great with some vanilla ice cream.

Paleo Zucchini Almond Muffins

I made these muffins this afternoon and I have to say that I wasn't to impressed. Maybe it is just me but these tasted really dense and were totally not sweet like a muffin.

I am dying to try this recipe for Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini

If I had more time, (I feel like I say that a lot here) I would totally love to can some veggies to have through the winter. We have also been busy with our wonderful jam making party. As you saw here, I inlisted the help of some great friends to pick blackberries and help me make homemade jam for our wedding favors.  I'll be back to give you a full tutorial on jam making and how the final product turn out.

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

Giselle said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I love the idea of homemade jam as favors. Whereabouts in Clarksburg are you getting married? We love going wine tasting in that area! So pretty!