So right about now, you should be harvesting loads and loads of tomatoes from your garden. Cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, beefsteak, sweet…tons of different varieties, all just waiting for the right recipe, a sandwich, or just to be eaten as is.
Well…that is, if you HAVE a garden.
Which I, unfortunately do not.
You see, besides my children, I cannot be responsible to take care of anything alive. I am literally the worst at taking care of any plant. Flowers, greenery, herbs, vegetables, fruits, anything! If you want your plant to die, give it to me. You are literally guaranteed that it will die.
I tried a garden a few years ago and I got one pepper at the end of August and it was about the size of a grape. I harvested a few tomatoes that were mealy and, well, really not good.
I wish I was good at gardening. I really, really want to be good at it. I am just not. I know I need to give it another try, but in the meantime, I have a delicious recipe for all of you green thumbs. This was given to me by my friend Vickie, and I am so happy every time she makes it. I finally asked her for the recipe so I could make it anytime I want. It is different from my usual panzanella which uses some different veggies and dressing. This recipe calls for celery, which I am normally not a fan, but for some reason–I love it in here! I really like the crunch the croutons give the salad and the dressing is perfect. Fresh garden tomatoes are perfect to complete the recipe.
Not that I would know or anything about things that come from a garden.
Humor me. What kinds of things do you grow in your garden?