Gratitude Spiral: Day 280

Today, I’m grateful for green beans from the garden.

I was about to give up on my bean plants this summer. The teepee structure I roped together for them got blown sideways during a recent storm and the plants didn’t seem to want to produce any beans. So, I stopped looking. What a surprise to find them covered with beans when I finally checked again the other day. 🙂

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 269

Today, I’m grateful for fried zucchini.

We’ve only got one zucchini plant in the garden, but it’s producing plenty. When we’re eating it everyday, it’s fun to change up the recipes. For fried zucchini, I slice it up, dip the slices in egg, coat them with teff (a whole grain similar to breadcrumbs) to which I’ve added salt & pepper & other spices, then fry in a pan coated with olive oil. Yum!

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 268

Today, I’m grateful for Brandywine beefsteak tomatoes.

Some of the ripening tomatoes in my garden are literally a handful and a half! If I can deter the squirrels long enough, they turn a deep, meaty red. And they’re oh, so sweet!

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 252

Today, I’m grateful for the taste of fresh cucumbers.

From garden to table. Need I say more?

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 247

Today, I’m grateful for the long green cucumbers getting longer and fatter in my garden every day. Can’t wait to taste one. 😉

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 245

Today, I’m grateful for the first small green butternut squash growing in my garden this season.

Hopefully, the local groundhog is long gone and won’t devour it, like he or she did last summer.

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 244

Today, I’m grateful for potatoes from my garden.

I’ve tried growing potatoes on & off for years. This year, I’m trying again. It’s pretty easy, but it can be disappointing when blight or potato scab taint the crop. This year, I’m finding a little of both, but I’m still getting edible produce. 🙂

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 232

Today, I’m grateful for beets growing in the garden.

The beet greens are getting bigger, but it’s hard to tell how big the beets might be, down in the soil. I’ve heard these greens are great in salads, so I may just have to pick one for the greens, no matter what size the beet below is.  Looking forward to it. 🙂

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 228

Today, I’m grateful for small green tomatoes.

With luck and enough care, they’ll become my favorite juicy, red beefsteak tomatoes!

What are you grateful for today?