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Drum roll….Success!

Drum roll….Success!

Food

Okay, parents – put the Dora song in your head, “We did it, we did it, we did it, yay!” Per my previous post and many others before it, I have dreamed of a garden that could actually feed me (and others) for many years. It’s not much yet, as I only recently planted my new raised beds and still have seedlings to put into pots, but I present my first meal of the season, using vegetables from my garden! Phew! Sorry for the run-on, but I’m very excited!

Dum…de…dum….dum….

Angel hair pasta with radish micro greens, peas and Parmesan.  And the best food on earth….Garlic Bread! Sounds fancy, huh?

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This is what we started out with. We needed to thin the radishes. So I pulled out the ones that were too close together…and found a way to eat them!

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There was so much dirt I didn’t even know if I could get it all off!

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But I did! Radish greens, like the tops of other roots that Americans don’t normally eat, are full of vitamins. And they even tasted good!

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You can’t see them so much in this picture, but trust me, they’re there and we ate them!

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“We did it, we did it, we did it, yay!”

I hope this is only the beginning of our suburban garden food.

 

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I make fruits and vegetables come alive for kids and families; You can build a foundation of lifelong healthy habits and attitudes through my Fruit Funshops, Mama's Nights Out, Blog, and Books: The Healthy Mama’s Guide to feeding your family well – Simply and Sanely and its companion cookbook.