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Sunday, February 10, 2013

From Our Garden

Friday hubby was working in the yard and brought in a few things from the garden for me to prepare for dinner.  I love how wonderful everything tastes when it is fresh from the yard.

This cauliflower is bigger than the dinner plate and weighs 3 lbs.  It tastes sooooo good.  I nibbled on it all after noon.


Fresh lettuces and spinach, plus some radishes for a wonderful salad.  I have enough cauliflower to put in there too.  A little leftover ham and some cheese and that will make a fabulous chef salad and perfect for a light dinner.   Yummy, soooooo good.


Having a garden in the winter is just one of the blessing of living in the desert, however when those really hot months during the summer get here and you can't even walk outside, much less grow anything, that sort of balances things out.

Hope you are having a super weekend.  Don't forget the "Cloche" party.  I will have the post up tomorrow afternoon, so get those cloches all ready.

I am joining the following parties:

Danielle @ Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sundays



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28 comments:

  1. Marty, I had no idea you had a veggie garden, everything looks so yummy! I think I'm going to try my hand a veggies in my yard this year, I just hope they can survive the Texas heat.
    Hugs, Lisa

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  2. I am sure your garden will do really well. We live in the Arizona desert and we can grow a few things in the summer. Your spring and fall will probably be best.

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  3. Wow Marty! What a beautiful head of cauliflower. Does taste great when home grown!

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  4. How wonderful to be enjoying fresh things from the garden in the winter time. For us here in northern Ohio it'll be a long time coming here. Hope you have a restful and relaxing Sunday!

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  5. I am sooooooo jealous! We had 38 inches of snow yesterday here on the CT coastline, and our supermarkets are not even yet open, much less our gardens!!! That's one amazing head of cauliflower - enough for yummy soup, too, I bet! Enjoy it!

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  6. What a blessing to have a garden...:) Fresh produce just tastes better to me! I don't have a garden, but do get to reap the benefits of my parents and aunt and uncle's occasionally. Enjoy your yummy, fresh veggies!

    Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  7. Wow, the ability to have a garden like that in the winter is so wonderful. My father in law has a garden and we are lucky to enjoy his goodies... good thing too because I am not known for having a green thumb. So excited for the cloche party tomorrow to see all the creations. You actually inspired my last post. Thank you for the inspiration, Marty!
    meilinda

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  8. How wonderful to see fresh garden produce this time of year! The cauliflower is amazing! Bravo!

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  9. Wow - that's awsesome, Marty.

    I always wondered from where you hailed, and now I know.

    Fresh produce is such a true blessing, enjoy every morsel.

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  10. Hi Marty, How wonderful to have a garden...especially this time of year!
    xx, Sherry

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  11. Marty, your fresh veggies look so good! I have 2 raised beds and I need to get busy planting for early spring. Thanks for sharing the fruits of you and your sweet husband's labor!

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  12. Your vegetables are beautiful! It's so neat that you can have a garden in February. This month is time for planting peas, but real gardening won't start hear til probably April.

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  13. Marty,
    Oh, dear friend...how I miss the gardens of Southeast Kansas!!!
    We're going to atempt some vegetables here on this side of the Prairie,
    but much like you we have an extremely arid climate!
    I have a Winter Cloche ready and waiting!!!
    Thanks for the reminder!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  14. OMGosh, You have fresh veggies! I just remembered where you live and now I'm wondering if it's too soon to plant "cold weather crops" here in GA. Love the variety of lettuces and radishes you have. Happy Sunday.

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  15. Wow, your bounty is beautiful Marty! Nothing in Philly yet, enjoy:@)

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  16. Oh, Marty, I'm a little jealous. All we have here is cold (but at least we don't have 3 feet of snow)! We will plant the cold weather crops in March or April, and the rest in mid-May. I am enjoying YOUR spring today!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Beth

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  17. I imagine another advantage of gardening in the desert is that you don't have 6 inch long banana slugs that eat everything down to nubbins as they do here in the soggy northwest. Your salad greens are definitely worthy of praise!

    Sarah in Ever-wet WA

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  18. Marty, how wonderful that you can have frsh from the garden produce in Feb.!!! But then like you said, there is always a trade off. Your salad sounds wonderful. I LOVE salad. Thanks for the cloche reminder, I will get something together! XO, Pinky

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  19. This post is mouth-watering! I'm hoping to begin my first veggie-garden at the beginning of spring.
    And my cloche is ready! See you tomorrow!

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  20. How lucky you are to be able to grow things in the winter when prices of produce are sky high in the stores. I had no idea you could do that in the desert. Your produce looks just lovely.
    Cindy

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  21. Your veggies grown from your garden look so good and fresh. I cant wait to start plnting in my garden too....Christine

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  22. Wow Marty, your veggies are so great and look nice and fresh.

    Cyntia

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  23. Looks delish Marty! I will be here for the party.

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  24. Just where do you live that you are lucky enough to have that wonderful freshness this time of year? Fabulous!

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  25. Just beautiful!! I have never grown cauliflower! It looks so good! Your hubby did a great job!
    Karen

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  26. Must be lovely to have such wonderful vegs and salads in the middle of the winter. All I have in my garden are leeks...that's all the wet Welsh winter supports! There is always a down side to every plus....it must be so hard in the summer though. I don't think I could stand that heat. Perhaps I'll just have to settle for Wales!! Joan

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  27. How beautiful those are.. that is certainly a blessing to grow such beautiful produce.

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  28. Marty, How fantastic to get such beautiful vegetables from your garden. They look delicious!

    Jody

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