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Garden Fresh

August 29, 2016


With summer comes heat, flowers, & foods fresh from the garden. This year, I noticed fruits & veggies {as well as hydrangeas} had a not-so-great season...maybe this is due to the extreme heat & little-to -no-rain? Regardless, we do have a heap of tomatoes {still coming in}-which is excellent as I love them!

I wanted to share a fun post on Southern Living's website that shares SO many ways to create a tomato sandwich--as I basically live off these during the summer.  I like to  keep it pretty healthy-whole wheat bread, lettuce {no bacon}, salt/pepper, low fat mayo, vegan cheese, maybe a avocado & so on.  

Plus, tomatoes are super good for you as they are filled will all sorts of vitamins-vitamin K & C are two biggies.

Moving past the tomatoes, one pie that I will actually eat is a homemade graham cracker pie.

from my June strawberry picking day
It's super easy-you just need strawberry glaze, sliced strawberries, & a graham cracker shell.
To make this recipe you'll just mix your berries in with the glaze, pour into pie crust, refrigerate & eat afterwards.

You can see more details on this recipe here from Taste of Home. I love to make this, because it is so very simple to make & healthy too. & Yes, this is my dad's garden he built the gate and everything himself!




What are your favorite summertime goodies from the garden? Let me know below!

11 comments

  1. Love strawberries too in the summer. So sad it's coming to an end!! :(

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  2. How lovely you grow fruit and vegetables in your garden, that sounds utterly idyllic :) Personally, I quite like plucking apples from the garden for cooking with, though obviously not during summertime!

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    1. Gabrielle, ha ha I do this too!-Katelyn

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  3. What a lovely garden you have, Katelyn! I love tomatoes actually! I eat a whole ton! :) Great post, dear!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  4. Graham cracker pie sounds pretty good to me. :]

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  5. Summer strawberries are the best! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. I'm drooling while reading your recipe! Sounds pretty simple to make too!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  7. So interesting ;)
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: TRIKINI

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  8. We eat fresh fruit like crazy in this house. I hate the see the berries go!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  9. Ooh yumm. I'd love to have a garden when we have a house. But tomatoes is a favorite, I also love strawberries. Thanks for the suggested recipes too. Hope you have a great rest of the week!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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