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The GIY Thread - "Grew It Myself" Great Meals....

kmr | Jun 5, 2008 02:16 PM

Oh, the joys of sitting down to meal and seeing your "sweat equity" presented as gorgeous food....

A recent dinner at our place:
GIY roasted rack of lamb with the first chard from the garden with a balsamic reduction (epicurius recipe), a tender salad with some baby lettuce and snow peas from the garden, and a refreshing tomato aspic from tomato juice I put up last fall (canned over 60 quarts of whole tomatos and juice last year when it was 100 degrees out, but it was like red gold over the winter and spring!). Dessert - raspberry sherbet from berries picked and in the ice cream freezer within 15 minutes...

We raise our own beef, lamb and have a flock of laying hens, a big garden, raspberries and strawberries, muscat grapes and a dozen fruit trees that are finally starting to produce, plus some olive trees.

Tell me what you're growing....especially which varieties of tomatoes and peppers. I got my grubby hands on some piquillo pepper plants this year, can't wait to see how they are!

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