I LOVE getting fresh vegetables from the garden.  They taste so amazing, and are wonderful to use for recipes for those amazing end of summer dinner parties or just a simple meal at home with the kids.

Here is a pic of my last harvest, with my son Dakota...

Here are a few of my favorite recipes to make with some of these treasures:

PESTO:   (my own recipe)
2 cups basil from the garden1/2 cup olive oil
3 tsp. pine nuts or walnuts
1/4 cup parmesean cheese
1-2 cloves of garlic if desired

Blend in blender and put in serving bowl.  I like to stir in extra parmesean, pepper to taste, and whole pine nuts for an added finishing touch.

4 plum tomatoes from the garden seeded and chopped into 1/4 inch dice
2 small or 2 large mangos, diced
1 med red onion, finely chopped
1 med red pepper from the garden, 1/4 inch dice
1 or 2 garlic cloves
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro from the garden
1/4 pineapple juice
2 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

Combine, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs before serving.  I like to give it a day to soak all the flavors together!!

Serve over grilled fish or as a side with chips.  Recipe from:  The Garden Entertaining Cookbook


All of this cooking makes me so inspired to design jewelry and we can't wait to show you what we have for our holiday collection!  Keep your eye out to see what we at Heather Gardner Jewelry are getting ready for you. xx

Enjoy and happy cooking!! 

Heather G




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