Friday, July 8, 2011

First Summer Harvest

We've recently been enjoying the fruits of our labor with our first garden harvests of the summer!

The heirloom speckled bibb lettuce has been coming in strong for quite some time now. We have enjoyed many good summer salads. The beans and peas seem to be doing well (although the leaves from the ground up to 2 feet have suffered from the chicks snacking on them). I am very excited to see tiny tomatoes and peppers starting to come in as well!

Last night we enjoyed our first heirloom yellow crookneck squash of the season. I made a squash au gratin casserole dish with them and it was very yummy!

Squash Au Gratin

2 lbs. yellow squash
1 onion, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsp butter
1 cup bread crumbs (or you can use crushed ritz crackers)
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
parmesan cheese

Cook squash and onions in olive oil until tender. Add salt, pepper, butter, bread crumbs, shredded cheese, milk and egg and stir well until blended. Pour into casserole dish and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.   Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. 

I cannot wait for the rest of my vegetables to start producing! We plan re-seed the spinach that didn't take and plant fall pumpkins hopefully very soon. How does your garden grow?

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  1. I love that tall trellis you made for the beans! I might have to "borrow" that idea!

  2. Yum! That is exciting! The recipe sounds delicious. :)

  3. Megan, I love what you did to extend the pole beans(?). Fantastic idea which I plan to use next year. That squash casserole sounds yummy!