What To Do With Leftover Garden Goodies

If your garden is growing like ours, you are up to your neck in cucumbers and tomatoes at the moment.

I harvest about 10 gigantic cucumbers, and 15 tomatoes (including cherry ones) each week.

There’s something about growing your own food that makes wasting it seem unfathomable, and you can only give friends and family so many veggie dishes and gifts at a time.

We are constantly trying to come up with ways to use everything we grow, as well as ways to preserve certain foods so we can enjoy them over the winter.

Cucumbers:

Pickle

Tzatziki

Relish

English sandwich

Infused water

Cocktail topper

Tomatoes:

                                                                                     Homemade salsa

Spaghetti sauce

Canned tomoatoes

Tomato soup

Stuffed & broiled tomato side dish (stuffed with rice, goat cheese, olives.)

Gazpacho

Bruschetta

Freeze or can for winter

Radishes:

Add raw to any salad

Dehydrate for snack chips

Roast with soy & sesame

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Beets:

Eat raw

Pickle

Roast with goat cheese

Steamed beet greens with butter and vinegar

Chocolate Beet Cake: http://www.marthastewart.com/857644/chocolate-beet-cake

Potatoes:

Baked on BBQ

Mashed with garlic and cheese

Roasted with herbs

Scalloped potatoes

Potato and leek soup

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Basil:

Homemade pesto

Add to pasta sauce

Dry and use for seasoning


Green Onion & Chives:

Freeze

Dry

Add to pasta, soup, sauces, and stir fry.

If you have any other ideas, please comment below!

Enjoy,

Brynn

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