03 May 2010

Eating from the Garden

Greetings from my garden home,
Today I am sharing my lunch with you! Every year I grow collards in my garden but because there is always so much else to choose from in the summer, we don't eat much of them till after the frost, which is when they are at their peak or so they say. My favorite time to eat them however is NOW when they are preparing to go to seed. I think if they were strong enough to make it under all that snow for 4 months of freezing weather they deserve a bit of glory now when they are beautiful ready to be harvested greens that resemble  broccoli rabe.
  So how do I cook them you ask? My favorite way to cook all greens is sauteed with garlic and olive oil. Only today I needed it to be my whole lunch and since I skipped breakfast, I was really hungry so protein was in order.
Upon remembering the great baby bella mushrooms and the baby zucchini I bought at the vegetable stand yesterday, 3 cloves of garlic and of course an onion and I'm thinking there is one chicken sausage left from the other night, yes I know a great lunch is at hand. Then I assembled, washed and chopped everything and now I was ready....
 This is cooking, smells so good..........and looks delightful... just a little time and patience and then ..... it is done! Here is a  shot of my delicious very nutritious lunch in the making. Thanks for joining me and come again soon.                                           

      Bon Appe'tit !From my Garden
                                                                   Blessings Meg


Queen of Dreamsz said...

This looks soooooo good!!! We were just talking about when we would begin some small scale gardening and we mentioned the greens.


Stephanie ♥

Rebecca said...

I spent travel time on Mother's Day finishing "Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life" by Frances Mayes. Much of Italian life centers around good eating and extended mealtimes featuring fresh garden produce. Reading your post makes me want to do more of the same! What a great-looking skillet dinner!

ChickDigtheDirt said...

Loos like you got some good greens there- great inspiration for me as I am just about to go out and cut some Mustard Greens for dinner! Thank you :)

ZinniaDC said...

Your blog was a blessing. God is in the blooming business and your garden spaces speak of His splendor. I was going to past in the scripture Ps30:5 but you have already quoted it. Enjoy your garden in the morning. Praise Him