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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Picked Garden Goodies Before the Freeze

Looks like our garden will be nearing it's end. I think winter has finally arrived.
We have a freeze warning beginning tonight, which is not good for the garden. One good thing is that I didn't have to do much thinking about dinner. Picked some veggies and made up a quick rice and lentil dish, dinner served. The rest of the garden will be covered in burlap tonight and we will hope for the best.
Here is dinner: tons of steamed zucchini, sauteed kale, 3 kinds of lettuce for a green salad, topped with fresh tomatoes, and a mixture of wild rice, brown rice, green and red lentils cooked in "no-chicken" broth, onions, and garlic.
Now I am off to the garden to tuck the veggies into their burlap bed.

19 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

So many vegetables!!!!!! Definitely VeggieGirl-approved ;-)

Hannah said...

I can't believe you're still picking anything out of your garden at all! Everything in mine is long frozen and gone.

aredcardigan said...

mmmm i need veggies every-o-day!

Bianca said...

Even though your garden may be over, at least you got a few extra months of yummy goodness. Over here, we haven't had fresh zucchini since October...sigh...only 5 months til spring.

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

I'm loving the idea of you tucking the veggies in, under a burlap blanket~ it just creates such a wonderful image in my mind! >:o)

Melody Polakow said...

Looks delicious. Steamed Zucchini is really one of my favorite things.... and so are lentils and brown rice!

I hope your veggies stay warm in their burlap beds!

Bethany said...

I'm loving your meal. Especailly the zuchinni. You can't get much more local than your own back yard :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yay for all the greens! I had steamed zucchini tonight too :o)

DJ Karma said...

Looks simple, healthy, and delish- I have garden envy too!

aTxVegn said...

How great to have a summery meal before the big freeze. I'm glad you got the garden all picked and covered.

Mihl said...

What a gorgeous plate!

Urban Vegan said...

Sigh. Wish I lived where it was warmer.

Happy holidays!

River said...

Oh I am so jealous! All the plants I have are parsley and basil!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Hope the garden makes it! Mine didn't fare so well this year.

havecakewilltravel.com said...

see you next Spring, beautiful garden!

foodfashionfun said...

Thansk Sheree! I will defintely be keeping my eye out for it!!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Thanks so much, as always, for your sweet comments on my blog. I hope you and your beautiful family (especially the little guy!) had a wonderful Christmas!

Sanja said...

O, next year I finally have my own home grown veggies, when everything works out. Seeing posts like yours, I just can't wait. I hope you had a nice Christmas; it was your grandson's first one, right?

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