Tuesday, November 16, 2010

From The Garden Gate

It is such a beautiful day today I am so glad that  you came by to see the Fall Garden. We really enjoy all the winter greens and the bounty of the Fall Garden. Can you believe that we still have wonderful green heirloom tomatoes on the vine and some are still blooming.
Heirloom Tomatoes
We have beautiful Collard Greens. These same bushes have been producing since early last spring. My friend Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free loves my Collard Greens. I shared my recipe with her and you can get that recipe at this link:Oven Braised Collard Greens
Collard Greens
The Rainbow Chard is beautiful. We just love it in a great saute with a little extra virgin olive oil and lemon.
Rainbow Chard
Our Turnip Green's are great. They are headed for the Thanksgiving table. We always have Turnip Green's on the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We like to cook them with a little salt pork, chicken broth, salt and pepper and they are so good, and of course you need a slice of hot corn bread to go with it.
Turnip Greens Headed to the Thanksgiving Table

When I went out to take the pictures today, I just stood for a moment and remembered going to the big garden with my grandmother when I was a little girl and we would pull the Turnips for the big dinner. I remember the earthy smell of the turnip and the  crisp bite of the green. I can still see my Grandmothers face as she would look down at me and say "now that's a good one" and she would just smile and now... I'm the one who is smiling...
I am so glad that you could stop by and spend some time with me today in the garden. I hope to see you again real soon.
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen







10 comments:

  1. Very jealous of all your fall produce. I wake up everymorning to see a hard frost on the ground so nothing is growing here in Indiana this time of year.

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  2. I love all your veggies. The tomatoes are fabulous! My red tomato only produced one single fruit and then the plant died! Your turnips are really nice, I would smile too, a big happy smile, if these veggies are in my garden!

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  3. Miz Helen, I am so jealous of your garden:) I had a great one in Ohio, but I have to wait for another one in California. Your chard and collards look great (the chard in my garden just kept on producing - the more I snipped, the more it grew!)
    I have to say that I have never had a turnip in my life (shame, I know - I had black radishes, though).
    This year I decided to learn how to cook turnips and kohlrabi. I hate to miss out on deliciousness!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words:)

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  4. MMMM the gaze upon the garden and how it fills your heart with smiles.
    May you never stop sharing and enriching all our lives.

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  5. These are some tantalizing pictures coming out of your garden. We have some late Autumn lettuce growing right now, but that is about it. I am so looking forward to next years growing season!

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  6. Miz Helen, I can't believe all the wonderful produce you still have! We're just waiting for snow here, lol. Lucky you!!

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  7. Can't believe you still have tomatoes!! Mine can't tolerate the cold (California cold) by this time. Are yours late season ones?

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  8. Ah, Miz Helen - I am so envious that you still have that beautiful produce!! Wonderful. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  9. I'm a little (a lot...) jealous because not only did I not take the time to plant a fall garden I didn't water what we had. I sent Joe out once but my mind was focused elsewhere. Such is life, huh?

    Thanks for linking to my collard green recipe, which of course links back here because I learned how to cook them from you.

    Much love!
    Amy

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  10. I am jealous of your garden too! So lovely - you need to come by and show me how to set myself up for a garden this lovely! :)

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Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen