Vegetables

John and his family brought us a whole bushel of home grown vegetables all the way from down state.  So very nice of them.

What a thrill.

I shared with all my  Martha Stewart wannabee friends  :mrgreen:
Omgosh, there were more tomatoes and peppers than you can see here.  After I unpacked the basket, my entire kitchen table was laden with these gorgeous treasures.

Time for some color

The weather is dreary once again. That’s fine.  I put color into my day by playing with my food.

The boys and I spent Sunday afternoon in Traverse City which always includes a trip to Meijer’s for me.  They have food!  They have the kind of food that we, here in Frankfort, can only dream of.  I am particularly fond of their produce department. Yumm.  I could spend hours in that place.  So, I stocked up on veggies and fruits.  And now I am turning those veggies and fruits into the most delicious juice.   Here is what I made this morning.
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Carrots, apples, beets and Swiss chard – mm~mm~ good 🙂


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Tie dye – not too appetizing yet, but wait until it’s all mooshed together :mrgreen:
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There’s no recipe, only that I always include apples and carrots because they sweeten up the greens; the greens change from spinach to Swiss chard, to beet greens and parsley.

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OMgosh, look at this sweet, red juice.

Getting the goods, or…

…harvesting the first VEGGIES!!

Katie came over yesterday with Ella, her little niece.  They picked a few weeds and then they discovered that the beans were ripe for the picking. Don’t they look amazing?  Hehe and the basil looks like it wants to be picked as well.  The peppers are still growing nicely, the onions look small. I am talking about those things that stick up from the ground that look like chives, they look a little small to me. But what do I know?

Ok, question for you all, how long will the beans produce?  Is this handful all there is on those small plants?

the first green beans

The first green beans

Katie and Ella

Katie and Ella

Someone in this chair was drinking bubbly

Someone in this chair was drinking bubbly

Aha!

Aha!

The garden :)

The garden 🙂

more of the garden

more of the garden

Beans!

Beans!

So this was a nice end to a fun afternoon.  Katie came over around 6:30 – I had just come home from a Chamber function on the Sand Dunes Boat.

Yes there was wine and beer and good food involved there too.  Gluttony (is that how it’s spelled?)

Molly - she works for the Cruise company

Molly – she works for the Cruise company

Joanne Bartley, Chamber of Commerce Director and some guy ;)

Joanne Bartley, Chamber of Commerce Director
and
Mike Jones, Wayfarer Lodging
being silly as usual

swan in Betsie Lake

swan in Betsie Bay

a shot of Betsie Lake

a shot of Betsie Bay

And that is it for today.