One of the favorite things that my kids like to do is pick the vegetables and fruit growing in the gardens. Even though we had done a thorough harvest a couple days prior, they could not help but want to be involved. I find that children are more likely to eat things that they have nurtured and watched grow. How could I possibly say no? So, out we went.
We pulled a bunch of beautiful onions. The onions gave way from the soil very easily. Even my five year old had no problem pulling them. We placed them on some newspaper to dry out a bit before we use them. Then the kids went on the ultimate scavenger hunt to find any remaining cherry tomatoes. They did have some success.
When we went out to pick, I noticed that my daughter was toting the egg collecting basket from the chickens. She asked me what kinds of eggs it could hold. I told her lots of different kinds. She filled it with eggplants.
With all the onions, eggplants and tomatoes that we have picked the last few days, I think that we are going to have to make some Ratatouille. Last night, we had tomato pie. It was delicious!
What are you picking and cooking from your gardens this week?
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest