Gardening. My mother is the gardner, and oh boy does she grow a garden. Then she cans and freezes, and makes jams, and yummy soups and sauces for the winter. She is passionate about it. I just play at it. But I do enjoy having organic fresh herbs and veggies to pick and eat through the summer.
My mom has probably thousands of tomatoes growing and gave some green ones to me yesterday to fry up. Although I LOVE fried green tomatoes, Luis and I are really sticking to healthy eating and somehow fried green tomatoes don't fit. So I decided to roast them, and they were yum, yum, yummy! What a great, healthy alternative to fried green tomatoes.
All I did was wash them and slice them up with a purple onion my mom also grew then toss them with olive oil and sea salt. Spread them out evenly on a baking sheet then bake in the oven for around 30 minutes. I do most veggies this way from sweet potatoes, to cauliflower. Tonight, I'll be roasting organic zucchini from my garden to go with baked salmon.
I try to cook things that are fresh, easy, simple and healthy. I cannot wait until our hens start laying so we can have fresh eggs.
In the meantime, I have been busy finishing up a project in the kitchen which literally involved taking this kitchen way back in time. You will see the difference in this sneak peek if you have seen the kitchen before. I can't wait to share that.
I hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks so very much for stopping by, and I hope I inspire you to roast some locally or homegrown veggies for your dinner!!
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