With The Garden In My Kitchen…

I haven’t done a food post in a while…

The onset of August means we are mid-way through our growing season (here in Ontario, anyway).  Every spring I dutifully plant a vast array of the usual summer garden herbs – everything I could possible need and use on a daily basis between June and September.  I love herbs all year long, but when they are picked fresh from your garden, they taste even better.

So today I spent some time in my kitchen, taking advantage of my bounty. Cilantro, basil and sweet mini-peppers are awesome attributes to fresh mango salsa…garlic, chives and oregano will easily compliment a sun-dried tomato dip.

Fresh, green and absolutely delicious!

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Being true to form, I had a camera poised and ready to document my culinary adventure.  For this, I was in the mood to use the camera on my iPhone.  I’ve recently rediscovered Instagram, so I put it good use today.

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Looks yummy – smells amazing.  Can’t wait to dig in….this will be awesome with our fish dinner.

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My cherry tomatoes are just starting to ripen…I can’t wait to start enjoying them!

What about you?  What are your favourite/must have edible plants – the ones you can’t live without in your garden?

2 Replies to “With The Garden In My Kitchen…”

  1. Oh to have the space for a garden! Your pictures tell a great story. Last year my balcony garden bore fruit on basil, chili and coriander (cilantro). This year time got the better of me … On the bright side, there is always next year. I’m sure the salsa tasted as good as it looked!

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