Tuesday, August 22, 2006

harvest time

A few years ago we put in a little vegetable garden. Finally. I had wanted one for years. I grew up tending my parents' garden and was longing for my own. Its not a huge one, but what a source of pleasure its been. Its become a 3 generational family affair. Initially, my main incentive for doing this was that it would show the kids how things grow. From turning the soil in the spring, to planting and seeding and finally harvesting. Every one tends to it.

This year we have some plump eggplants.

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Some yellow zucchinis, some cucumbers and tomatoes.

Of course, I also have two containers close to the kitchen door filled with my beloved herbs. Summer just wouldn't be summer without the sweet smell and taste of basil.

So in honor of this glorious harvest season, I got creative in the kitchen and concocted this tomato-zucchini-cheese-basil pie. And of course, made a big batch of "ratatouille" a traditional recipe from my birthtown.

I LOVE this time of year. All this fresh organic bounty is so yummy and so healthy to boot.


nancy said...

Oh My Yummy!!! What time's dinner? I'm on my way!!

Silver Creek Mom said...

That looks awesome. I love this time of year too. I love eating what we get out of our garden. Do your kids eat the stuff? ONE of ours DOES NOT.

Snack Mommy said...

Heck, I'm on my way too!

BeachMama said...

I am drooling over that pie!!!!!

Your garden looks wonderful. We put in a small one this year, a little bigger next year maybe :).


I am reading your blog before dinner. Your pie looks delicious!

mommaobrienx7 said...

Those vegetables and your pie look absolutely delicious! And I must know what kind of camera you have because it takes amazing shots.

twinmomplusone said...

ohh, how I wish I could have you all over to sample my culinary experiment with a glass of wine :)