Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Garden: one obsession of many


I've had three bumper crops this year. First, my strawberries came on with a vengeance. I made jam, pies, shakes and smoothies, and still they kept coming! They're done now, but still spreading, attempting a hostile takeover of the garden as a whole. However, they have some rivals in their garden domination. The second picture is mint. What do I do with so much of it? I grew it so I could have it for this delicious drink my mom always used to make- but now it's out of control. Any mint recipes? I also have lots and lots of squash now, too. Now if you also find yourselves in the position of being over-gourded, contact your local Extension office. The Utah County Extension office in Provo provided me with a whole book of just zucchini recipes!

6 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Our crop of crab grass is coming along nicely. :)

Jessica said...

And such yummy strawberries they were-thanks for the taste! Good work on the growing.

Julie said...

So that is so funny. Only in Utah would they give you recipes on how to utilize your garden. In regards to your mint, I guess mojitos are out so why don't you just be like Paula Deen and start garnishing everything with mint? Garnishes are just for desserts you say? Nay, that roast looking a little plain, mint it up! Creamed corn not looking so creamy, mint it up! The sky is the limit.

Luv2run said...

Oh wow!!! That is great that you have more than you can handle. Better to have more than not enough. Lucky for you to have all those strawberries!!!!

AmShaZam said...

Julie, you are HILARIOUS! That's going to be the response for everything today. "Come on, Jeff- mint it up!"

And true. There are worse things than being overrun by strawberries!

Joe and Melissa Vega said...

You should make virgin mint julips. Yum!!!