My Recent Harvest

Delicious carrots!!! Just picked this morning along with my Swiss chard and kale.  You have never tasted a carrot the way a carrot is suppose to taste until you grow it yourself! I love carrot juice and prefer to eat mine raw. 

carrotsI don’t remember ever eating Kale and Swiss Chard until I grew it either.  It is so good for you and full of vitamins.  Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around . What vitamin doesn’t this vegetable have in it.? It is packed full of them.  Antioxidant , anti -inflammatory and anti cancer nutrients are found in Kale, another reason you should put this veggie on your list of things to grow.  It is best to eat it steamed, lightly sauteed or raw in order to get the wonderful benefits from it.


My son Cole has lots of beets in his garden because he loves them so.  Again the first time I tasted a fresh beet, not pickled, was when I grew them myself.  I do pickle them too!  They are so much better than the ones you buy at the grocery store.  I add cinamon and clover to mine which adds that holiday flavor them which reminds me of Christmas.  The beet tops are delicious and nutritious as well and can be eaten raw in a salad or steamed.  They are full of Beta Carotene, calcium, iron and vitamin C  so make sure you eat them all up.Also beets have been proven to lessen cancerous tumors. 

lettuce garden

Lettuces and leafy greens are on the list of cool season vegetables and I probably planted every variety there is this year.  I grew butter lettuce, romaine, arugula, red leaf, curly endive, red and green cabbages, bok  just to name a few. My girlfriends came to visit me and I sent them home with lots of greens.lettuce basket

They were eating salad for days!

lettuces in basket

I sent them home with a wonderful salad dressing recipe that I got from Jimbo’s, the local organic grocery store.  Here it is.  So delicious and good for you too! Who would have thought?

The Best Salad Dressing Ever!

I added the amounts of ingredients to taste so sorry but I still think you can do it.

I mixed together the ingredients below:

Nama Shoyu,(unpasteurized soy sauce), light flax seed oil, sesame seed oil, lemon, cayenne pepper, toasted sesame seeds or pine nuts and a squeeze of fresh lemon.  So simple but truly delicious.  Toss that on a medley of arugula, kale, Swiss chard, red onion, red cabbage and beet greens and you will be in heaven.  Enjoy!