As the temps get warmer and stay warm, the garden is really gaining steam. Currently we are harvesting green beans, lettuce, squash, carrots, and cucumbers.
At lunch today, we had fried squash, chicken tenders, and green beans with new potatoes. All the veggies came from our farm. Yes, we had two fried foods on the same plate. I am southern born and quite proud of it!
But, before you send out the nutrition police, I would like to point out that the batter was from organic eggs and milk and the flour was fresh ground whole wheat. I also mixed ground flax seed in the batter. The squash and chicken were both fried in olive oil. So, while still not the most healthy of way to prepare my organic produce, it is a far cry from my former cooking habits!
When you eat the food you grew, it just tastes better. I also like the fact that I don’t need anything from the produce section at the supermarket. It feels good to be independant!