My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Home-grown vegetables

Summer has arrived very quietly here in Halfmoon Bay. The days are cool-ish and pleasant. Our vegetable garden is growing by the minute! It won’t be long until we will be eating our own home-grown food. To read more about our vegetable garden, click here.

There’s nothing like the taste of fresh, home-grown vegetables. We have a farmer’s market every Saturday in Sechelt – the next town over. Every week for the last month or so, I’ve been buying locally-grown vegetables, usually picked that very morning. The taste is so unbelievable, we don’t think we can ever go back to buying store-bought veges.

I’ve been watching a series on Netflix called Poh & Co. She’s the bubbly runner-up of Master Chef’s season 1 and this series follows her and her husband, Jono’s life in Australia. They turned their yard into a vegetable garden and her recipes that incorporate their vegetables inspired me to continue with our own garden. Poh is also an incredible baker.  In an effort to satisfy our sweet tooth without running to the corner store every evening and spending a fortune on ice-cream and chocolate, I decided to try 2 of Poh’s recipes – Persian Nut Bars and Lemon Delicious Pudding with Lavender Cream.  I have the Lavender heads drying in the kitchen as I type

home grown

I made the Persian Nut Bars last night – amazingly delicious and much healthier (and cheaper) than ice-cream or chocolate – and it didn’t take that long.

I can’t wait to try the pudding on the weekend.

This week’s menu :

Monday : Skillet Shrimp with chorizo & squash,  Best Roasted Greek Potatoes

Tuesday : Summer Cavatelli (I confess I used elbow macaroni) with Corn, Tomatoes & Zucchini

Wednesday : Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Thursday : Summer Veg with Sausage & Potatoes

Friday : Spiced Pinto Bean Bowls with Avocado 

Saturday : Beef Guiness Pie With Blue Cheese Pastry, Vegetables

Sunday : Out

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