Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Real Food from The Community Garden

Wednesday I love at the Community Garden as Sheila our `President spends the day there and she always has such great knowledge and ideas.

Called down to have lunch there today and do some weeding and came home with all the wonderful food below to create tonight's meal.

When the food is as fresh as this I give it a light steam and a coating of organic olive oil.

The eggplants are delicious sauteed in a little grape seed oil so they will last for tomorrow's meal along with the tomatoes.

The cabbage leaf I shred and put it in at the beginning of the steaming as it is a strong tough cabbage. Steamed to softness and some olive oil to moisten it is delicious.

Should also be some beans left for tomorrow's saute. Will add them at the end so are just lightly cooked.

Always enjoy Wednesday's conversations in the garden shed. Sheila is a wealth of knowledge and with everyone of one mind about organic growing it is so refreshing.

Where I lived before gardening was what I call `guerrilla gardening' with an arsenal of toxic weapons.

It always lifts the spirit to return from gardening in a way that feels at one with our planet's needs.

2 comments:

Jackie said...

The veggies look great.

I haven't tried using grapeseed oil in cooking yet, maybe I should give it a try :)

Greenearth said...

Grapeseed oil is great for cooking as it has a high smoking point and breaks down less than olive oil when you cook.