Fall is in the Air and our organic garden is on fire!! August 22 2016
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
Enjoy and happy cooking!! xo