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Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?  Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance.

Isaiah 55:2 (New American Standard)

harvestWe are getting some serious amounts of food from our garden now.  It is a delightful abundance!  What you see above was grown without pesticides of any sort natural or otherwise, and without any fertilizer or “plant food”.  This isn’t even the half of what we’ve harvested the last few weeks.  Here you see yellow crooked neck squash, cozocelle zucchini, potatoes, and calypso pickling cucumbers.  We have gotten scallions and salad bowl lettuce as well.

In the summer months we naturally gravitate to a lighter fare of fresh foods, but none lacking in flavor.  Perhaps it’s because of the heat or because it’s readily available and fresh.  Either way, it’s a good thing.  Meals in the summer should be simple, quick, and very tasty.

Here is what I did with our abundance for this evening meal.

porkchopAll the veggies are from the garden except the grape tomatoes and the white onion.  The vegetables are cut, wallowed in olive oil, salted, peppered, and sprinkled with garlic powder.  Then, they are roasted on a cookie sheet in the oven at about 400 degrees.  The salad… well you know how to make a salad. 🙂  The pork loin chop is browned in an iron skillet in bacon grease that I save from breakfast every morning.  I sprinkle it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and basil.  This meal is finished in 30-40 minutes and is wonderfully delicious.

I am beaming with satisfaction and thanking God for all of it.


About Me

An Appalachian woman born and raised, mothering two little girls in a place that is non-existent to AT&T or UPS. Happily working toward a sustainable lifestyle and writing on the demand of a loud muse.

July 2009

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