Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Abundant Harvest 2009

Even though we only have a small backyard garden (approx. 20 X 20), my husband and I manage to always have a decent enough "crop" to be able to give away tomatoes and peppers to anyone who will take them. This year, we cut back drastically on the banana peppers (I mean, really, how many things can you do with banana peppers?) and increased our plantings of cucumbers. (Last year, they were delicious and we couldn't get enough of them). Yesterday I picked 24 cukes and 29 'maters! (See pics). We harvested enough to take a big container of work (and I took a bunch of rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme, mint, and scallions-too), keep a bunch for ourselves, and give some away to the neighbors. Tonight, I bought a couple of pizza shells and made two delicious, fresh ingedient pizzas.

Easy "Recipe":

2 Boboli-type pizza shells, or use Pillsbury pizza dough if you prefer
Your favorite pasta sauce- I used Classico Spicy Tomato Basil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Sprinkle a bit on top for a "white" [sauceless] pizza)
Fresh Basil and Oregano
Fresh Tomatoes
Mozarella Cheese
Salt, Pepper, & Garlic to taste

Combine ingeredients for a quick, fresh, delicious meal.

The boys loved them...you will, too!)

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