Oh my oh my summer is about over! Time is flying. It’s been a summer of fun and work all wrapped into one. I can’t believe Cia is about to go back to school. Part of me loves that we will fall back into a more routined schedule. But at the same time.. summer how much we all love summer and are sad to see it end.
This year I have left our garden to Josh. Literally. I’m super busy and wasn’t fully inspired to take on all the responsibility and time. I love putting lots of energy into gardening and didn’t want to deal with the frustration of time management. I will say even though we only planted a few things we are getting some nice produce – cucumbers, beets, squash, carrots, cilantro, basil, tomatoes, eggplant. It’s all pretty happy out there being wild. Our chard and kale keeps getting chomped so there is little of this but I’m not complaining.
I say it every season of fresh produce and here it goes again – I love cooking with garden ingredients. The flavors are vibrant and require minimal seasoning. So much better than anything store bought!!! I sautéed two crooked necked squash from our garden with local green beans, tomatoes, and homemade bone broth. The only seasoning I used was fresh basil also from our garden and some s&p. That is all! For protein I added in rotisserie chicken (plain – no extra seasoning here). And it was awesome! The kids gobbled it up as did Josh and I. Simple easy cooking. My absolute favorite way to cook! Just a reminder cooking does not have to be complicated!! The intention behind eating is to fuel our bodies!