Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One hundred percent

I have been bemoaning the fact that nothing in the vegetable garden seems to be taking off (compared to other bloggers who seem to be harvesting huge leafy greens).  I think it might be a bit cool for the tomatoes to ripen, and I am enjoying the rather rare cool weather.  Then I was putting together a salad for my lunch and realised it is totally harvested from my garden. 100%.

I have lettuce, spring onion, parsley, cilantro, celery, dill, basil and even some nasturtiums.  Who needs tomatoes?

7 comments:

  1. 100% food from the garden is such a wonderful gift.

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  2. I can't believe you are complaining about the lack of warmth for your tomatoes in late June! At least you have tomato plants - way too cold here for them. Anyway, that salad looks fantastic. Those nasturtiums are a nice touch. Did you use and of the leaves as well? I love them.

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  3. Pysznie wygląda Twoja sałatka z jadalnym kwiatkiem i ciesz, ze z własnych produktow. Pozdrawiam

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  4. Malay Kadazan girl,
    I know, and it all tastes to flavorsome as well!
    Laura,
    Well I suppose we get a bit wimpy up here regarding cold weather! This is generally the only time we can grow regular type vegetables. I didn't add the leaves yesterday, but today I added a couple to my salad and will give them a try. Hubby just raised his eyebrows :) I guess he wont be trying them.
    Giga,
    All the flavors were amazing, and the nasturtiums flower taste just blended right in.

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  5. Now you're making ME jealous! That looks lovely and healthy :)

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  6. Did you know that nasturtium leaves are actually rather healthful and they are a natural antibiotic? Tell your hubby they taste quite similar to watercress :)

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  7. Desiree,
    A natural antibiotic? very interesting. Hubby was just asking me why I don't catch all the cold's and flu from the grand-kids the way he does. I just smiled and said well the only difference is that I eat all my vegetables! I would have mentioned the nasturtium leaves if I had known that already!

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