In late April we set out to create a simple raised garden. We didn't have super high expectations, and honestly had no idea what we were doing. But in about 8 weeks, we went from this...
Pretty cool huh?! The kale was finally getting so crowded I had to harvest some. I filled up an enormous shopping bag full of greens, and it barely looked like I had even picked anything!
Dinner on Sunday night consisted of probably the simplest, but most amazing and delicious salad I have ever had. Mixed lettuces with homegrown basil, tomato, and some mozzarella. I don't think I have ever eaten tastier, fresher, or better veg in my life. I'm sure much of it is due to the pride factor, and this being our first harvest ever, we were sure feeling proud of ourselves.
Besides the awesome salad, we enjoyed some sautéed kale and fabulous baked chicken. The chicken was pretty incredible- maybe my new favorite way to bake up a big batch of it. Just marinate chicken thighs in raspberry balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper for 4-6 hours, then bake it at 475 until cooked through with some S&P, and rosemary. Simple, easy, delicious, and pesticide/GMO/chemical free, totally organic.
Yay for Team GFG! Now here's hoping our tomatoes spring to life one of these days.
Do you garden? What have you been your successes thus far? Any tips or suggestions? How do you store all the veg you can't eat right away?