WEEKLY MEAL WRAP UP

If I had but a handful of foods to eat before, well you know, one would be a sun ripen tomato.  Heirloom tomatoes especially – their flavors are so incredibly intense.    Having waited months for fresh tomato, it’s such a treat to have tomatoes back on the menu and we are loving every juicy bite.

Justin handed me one medium sized beauty and said “feel how heavy it is.”   What he was proudly showing off was how dense the tomatoes are, not like the watery whatevers at the store.  I think it has to do with the mineral content of the soil because people often tell us that our veggies taste like no other they’ve ever tasted – not even homegrown from their gardens.   We contribute the intensity of the flavors to 20 years of compost, mulch and organic applications to the soil.

With Farmer S’s cabbage, avocados and Farmer J’s gorgeous tomatoes and cucumbers we survived the week heat wave simply on salads and sandwiches.

I experimented by putting shredded apples in with the turnips, carrots and cabbage for the coleslaw and it was simply delicious.

SATURDAY

Breakfast – homemade/homegrown blueberry pancakes with homegrown strawberries
Dinner – homemade flour tortillas, homemade spanish rice (homegrown onions, peppers, tomatoes) with homegrown sauteed pepper and local avocado (from Farmer S)

SUNDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – leftovers
Dinner – homemade coleslaw ( cabbage from Farmer S , homegrown turnips, apples, carrots) with homegrown tomato, homegrown lettuce and local avocado (from Farmer S) sandwich

MONDAY

Breakfast – homemade homegrown apple crisp
Lunch – local corn (from Farmer S ) homemade coleslaw ( cabbage from Farmer S , homegrown turnips, carrots)
Dinner – homemade coleslaw ( cabbage from Farmer S , homegrown turnips, apples, carrots) with homegrown tomato, homegrown lettuce and local avocado (from Farmer S) sandwich

TUESDAY

Breakfast – homemade homegrown apple crisp
Lunch – homemade coleslaw ( cabbage from Farmer S , homegrown turnips, apples, carrots) with homegrown green beans and lemon (from Freedom Gardener D) and homegrown herbs
Dinner – homemade coleslaw ( cabbage from Farmer S , homegrown turnips, apples, carrots) with homegrown tomato, homegrown lettuce and local avocado (from Farmer S) sandwich

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – homegrown tomato and cucumber salad with steamed homegrown green beans and Farmer S cabbage
Dinner – homemade coleslaw ( cabbage from Farmer S , homegrown turnips, apples, carrots) with homegrown tomato, homegrown lettuce and local avocado (from Farmer S) sandwich

THURSDAY

Breakfast – homemade homegrown fruit bowl (homegrown grapes, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples)

Filming  – snacking on homegrown fruit and grapefruit from local gardener D

FRIDAY

Breakfast – homemade homegrown fruit bowl (homegrown grapes, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples)
Lunch –  homegrown summer pasta with homegrown tomatoes, peppers
Dinner -homemade tomato sauce (homegrown garlic, celery, onions, peppers and tomatoes) with pasta and parmesan cheese

Comments(2)

  1. Cherylyn says:

    I love your tomato picture! My husband and I just made up 12 pounds of various varieties for marinara to freeze last night and I can’t wait to have some pasta with it. If I could make a recipe suggestion during this time of year – ala Jamie Oliver; Take some zucchini and summer squash and use a speed peeler to make a nice bowl of strips. Then ‘stir fry’ these with some olive oil, salt, pepper and a dash of lemon juice. I serve mine with some pasta sauce. I am a newcomer to your blog, so you may have tried this before – sorry if this isn’t the sort of response you are looking for!

  2. Rhonda says:

    I just stumbled upon your site in the past month and must say your family has inspired me in the biggest way. I am researching, studying and getting geared up to begin my own farming in my tiny yard come next season!

    Since I’ve only just found you, I’m wondering if there is a section on this site I’m missing that has some of your recipes listed. I’m most interested in your homemade skillet granola you talk about. Will you share your recipe, please?

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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