Friday, November 26, 2010

Good Food

Although Thanksgiving does necessitate some housecleaning, the food and the company make it worthwhile. Some friends came to spend a good part of the day, and we had a great time talking and eating and talking and eating and talking and eating.

As usual, I ate A Lot, but there is also enough left-over really good food in the fridge that getting meals together for the next few days won't involve much work.

The big meal did incorporate some herbs and veggies from the yard: chard, spinach, chicory, parsley, garlic chives, thyme, marjoram, sage, and beer radishes all came fresh from the yard; smoked peppers came from a jar in the cupboard; sweet potatoes came from a basket on the kitchen floor; garlic came from a basket in the garage. It was great to have some food from the yard for such a special occasion.

When I feel the urge (probably tomorrow evening) to add some variety to a meal of leftovers, I will steam some of this:

The weather is supposed to turn cold over the next day or two; a freeze (to about 29 degrees F) is predicted for tonight, but the broccoli will be fine if that's as cold as it gets. I will need to watch the forecasts, though, for any temps much lower. I may need to cover the broccoli patch.


  1. Your broccoli looks awesome! That is great that you were able to incorporate garden grown into your big holiday meal. I didn't have any veggies growing anymore in the garden to allow this.

  2. meemsnyc, Having food in the yard almost year round, even if it isn't always a lot of food, is one of the good things about living this far south. When we finally get a hard freeze (usually sometime in the last half of December), the herbs die back, along with everything else that isn't under cover, but the little tent over the greens keeps them going for a long time.

    Have you read any of Elliot Coleman's books? I checked his book "Four Season Harvest" out from the local library one year, and it really helped me think about ways to get veggies from the yard in the colder months.


  3. Your brocalli looks wonderful. My is a little behind in growth, but its nice to be able to look at another garden from my area and know that I am on target.

  4. Southern Sass,

    It really is useful to be able to keep up with what is going on in other gardens, both nearby and far away. That is one of the reasons I started this blog. I will take all the help I can get!

    "The Corner Yard" blog, linked under the "gardening & etc blogs" list in my left-hand sidebar, is also in N. Georgia, so you might want to visit there. "Our Engineered Garden" (same list) is in NW Alabama; growing conditions there are similar to those here, so it is another good source of local gardening information.


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