The First Harvest Meal

Our little backyard garden is starting to produce. We ate our first meal from a small harvest this week. We had bowtie pasta tossed with pesto made from our basil, and topped with home-grown tomatoes, yellow peppers and green onions (as well as some leftover peas, kalamata olives and feta cheese). On the side was tender spring lettuce, grown in a pot on my deck, and fresh Florida-grown corn (not by me) with cilantro from our herb garden. It was one of the best meals I ever ate. Really.

An extra bonus, two of the three little mouths I was feeding gobbled up every last bite of that pesto pasta... the other ate tender lettuce leaves by the handful. This is progress for my picky eaters. Big time.

Growing your own food rocks!


Liquid Pen said...

I love that. There is something magical about watching grow and then sustaining your self with it. A beautiful gift that is tended rather than bought. Magical!

Hullabaloo Homestead said...

Hip hip horray! I agree. Growing your own food rocks! :)Lisa

TenderHeartMom said...

Sounds so yummy. Can't even plant outdoors yet by me. Can't wait till I can and our food starts growing