Every year I make a solemn promise to myself that the next year I will not plant an excessive number of zucchini plants. Then, the very next year, I plant an absolutely silly number of plants for two people. Our son and his girlfriend don’t eat zucchini and trying to give them away in this rural area is like trying to sell sand at the beach. I’ve gotten pretty creative with how to use all the zucchini I produce and, since I also grow tomatoes and potatoes, my Garden Vegetable Casserole is a great way to enjoy our fresh from the garden goodies.
There has been a lot of debate about whether or not carrot tops (the leafy tops) are poisonous. There is nothing to suggest that they are and people eat them regularly. In fact, in Europe carrot tops are sold as a market vegetable. So stop throwing them out and start eating your carrot tops!
The garden is producing like crazy right now. I went out to pick green beans and noticed that of few of the red cabbage were ready to be harvested. Since summer means fresh vegetables and barbecues I decided to make some red cabbage slaw to go with our barbecued chicken! It’s a great change from the usual coleslaw made with green cabbage.