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What's your favorite absolutely fresh garden veggie?

Posted by oasis_226 z7b Atlanta GA (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 5, 08 at 2:02

I was just wondering what everyone's favorite fresh veggie from their garden was. Last night, as I was cooking dinner for the 4th, I waited til the last moment to go out and pick some squash, basil, and tomatoes for dinner. I mean, everything else was done, and I'm delaying dinner an extra 5 minutes so that the squash on the table can be it's absolute freshest. Is it really that much better than the stuff a week old at the store? I'd say yes obviously.

I'd have to say my fresh favorites are tomatoes (freshness matters, though this also has much to do with varieties I think) and corn, for which you should have the grill hot or the water boiling before you even head out to pick it. I also love the fresh herbs.

What are your favorites for 10 minutes from the garden to the table?


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RE: What's your favorite absolutely fresh garden veggie?

Thats like asking which is my favorite child. I love them all the same. That goes for vegies from the garden as well.


John

Here is a link that might be useful: Johns Journal


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RE: What's your favorite absolutely fresh garden veggie?

Hands down, tomatoes. Except for a few sauce tomatoes, I only grow cherries--12 different varieties this year. If they manage to make it out of the garden (one for the bowl, two for me...) there's nothing quite like a salad of rainbow colored cherry tomatoes with a light vinaigrette and some fresh basil.


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RE: What's your favorite absolutely fresh garden veggie?

I expect my answers will be corn and tomatoes as well, but alas, I haven't harvested those yet, and am a long way off at that.

So far I'd say the lettuce mix and peas. They kick the tale of their store-bought counterparts.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sinfonian's garden adventure!


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RE: What's your favorite absolutely fresh garden veggie?

Has to be peas. Had my first harvest of sugar snap peas of the season last night. Wow! Can't beat that taste.

Ready to be picked...

Garden_002

Ready to be eaten :-)

Garden_001


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cukes and basil


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I HATE canned green beans, but am loving the ones I pick from my garden and steam for just a few minutes. Yum! Strangely enough, I haven't convinced the canned green bean eater here to try the ones I've grown yet...so I get the fresh ones all to myself! :)


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RE: What's your favorite absolutely fresh garden veggie?

Well, since I've never grown alot of things until this year, I can only say tomatoes.....but that may change when I get to try some homegrown broccoli this fall. I've heard it's fantastic!

EG


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RE: What's your favorite absolutely fresh garden veggie?

  • Posted by bdobs 8b or 9 SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 10, 08 at 12:58

TOMATOES


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RE: What's your favorite absolutely fresh garden veggie?

Tomatoes, basil and cilantro. Yum-mie!


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Peas seem to be the most different between garden and supermarket. I remember when I was growing up there was always a distinction made between plain old "peas" and "garden peas" as if the latter was a whole different ballgame. As an adult, I know that it's because the natural sugars break down into starches quickly once the pod is separated from the vine. Yup, peas get my vote.


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