First Garden Harvest Feast

Dinner on the Patio - Provided by the Garden!

Most of you know that I am a full service internet marketing professional who has a niche specialty in gardening and horticulture. What better way to share this expertise than blogging about the meal I made from my first garden harvest!

The salad is a slightly spicy red and green mix that I grew from seed. To this, I added some Genovese basil, freshly picked snap peas, and a few nasturtiums that are growing in a container on my patio!

I then used the rest of the snap peas and threw them into a garlic butter saute with some shrimp, added some pepper and salt, a little bit of lemon juice, and some basil – and aoila! Dinner!

I know I should have had a white German Reisling with this meal, but I didn’t have any on hand, so red wine it is! I had a lovely meal, that took me about 10 minutes to make, on my patio this afternoon here in Maine.

As I type, I am waiting for yellow crookneck squash, zucchini squash, heirloom tomatoes, sauce tomatoes, bell peppers, banana peppers, eggplant, spaghetti squash, more salad greens, basil, bush beans, and onions to fully ripen. I should have another harvest of snap peas in about another week and I really should get my butt out there and sow another 2 rows of salad greens.

Gardening sure is a labor of love and it’s terrific when the first fruits of your labor begin to roll in!

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