Monday, July 13, 2009

Steve and Cyndi's Garden


I am just blown away by this little garden of theirs. At the beginning of the summer when I was living with my parents and Sean was in New York I signed up with a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in Camarillo and received a box of fresh produce with a good variety of vegetables. They gave you what was in season which really encouraged me to get creative with my meals which I really just loved, loved, loved. I wanted to do the box as a trial run for when I go to Staten Island so that I could decide whether it would be worth it in the long run and you know aside from getting more radishes than I'd like to admit I was really satisfied with the CSA process. I help mom and pop farmers, keepin it local and all and I get fresh, organic produce at a really great price. Anyways I came across these pictures on my mother-in-laws computer and had to post them. I love gardens and in my state of transition have not been able to plant one so signing up with my local CSA and going blueberry picking last week have been the closest things I've had until now. NOW I have this!!! It's not mine at all so please don't get me wrong but it's the fruits of this little garden that will be placed in front of me for some creative undertakings. So far it's just been the zucchini which Steve asked me ( nagged me ahem) to make zucchini bread with and of course I was on board for anything else he might want me to do with ANYTHING that comes from that garden. Tonight we had grilled chicken, artichokes, sauteed onions and zucchinni with Gruyere cheese, grilled caramelized apricots (from Grandma and Grandpa Sears house) with brown rice and salad. I just could not get enough of our feast. There really is something about fresh produce that makes every little bite taste that much better. Oh yeah and for future reference on my my part I need to make a mental note that my kids do not and I repeat DO NOT like Grapefruit juice.

4 comments:

T-Ray said...

That is one AMAZING garden! I want one like that some day. I bet it is a lot of work, but I bet they love having it too.

The Ramirez Trio said...

glad to see you guys are catching up on your blog. I will have to post some pics of my friend angela garden next time im out there. We go out and help her all the time, chris loves to carry around the bag for the green. It is alot of work for one person to handle we are grateful for her to share with us

Susan and Ryan said...

Hey Sean and Patty, It was so good to talk to you last night. I can't wait for you guys to come and visit it will be so much fun. That garden looks awesome. Did you know that Brooke and Sara started one. It's coming along pretty well. Well talk to you later. Love
The Callisters

MamaRose said...

Hi Patty! Welcome to the world of CSA's...they are awesome aren't they? It's good to see you blogging again. By the way, we all miss you guys!!