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Thread: First garden salad of the summer!!

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    Senior Member JeannieT's Avatar
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    This may be silly to some, but when you live in Minnesota where the growing season is short and it has rained buckets here the last 2 days but today we picked fresh lettuce, zucchini, red onions and shorty carrots from our garden !!!
    Hubby is washing it off now and I'm going to make big ol' Caesar salads for dinner. Yummmmmy!

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    love fresh veggies from the garden, enjoy!

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    I agree-Yummy, Yummy! Our garden is producing now and I'm wondering what I'll do with all the cukes I picked today!

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    Oh YUMMY!!

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    I love cukes - sometimes I just take a bunch of the smaller ones for lunch at work and sit there and peel and eat 'em.....my whole row smells like fresh cukes when I do that !!

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    Sounds good, I know I can't wait til we get the first tomato from our garden.

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    Ooooooh no not silly- marvelous!!! I love all the wonderful summer fruits and veggies!
    Enjoy that luscious salad! :D:D

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    We are enjoying fresh produce from the summer stands and markets. So far this summer I have purchased 3 watermelons hubby and I enjoyed eating. Love the fresh sweet corn on cob, also. Keep forgetting to buy some zucchini.

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    Welcome from another Minnesotan. Glad you were able to pick your veggies. The rabbits got most of mine.

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    I am SO looking forward to fresh veggies from the garden. I have a few pots of tomatoes on my patio and my DS and DDIL saved some space in their garden for me. In the meantime, I stop at the farmer's market on my way home from work on Thursdays.

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    Hubby was VERY good about putting the chicken wire 18" underground - no bunnies can get in YAY, all for us, none for bunnies!

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    Sounds yummy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo
    I agree-Yummy, Yummy! Our garden is producing now and I'm wondering what I'll do with all the cukes I picked today!
    Pickle those puppies!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D :thumbup:

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    I just picked the first tomato today :) MMMMM Made a wonderful BLT :)

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    Love fresh vegetables.

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    Nothing silly about it...nothing beats home-grown goodness.

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    The lettuce is crispier and the tomatoes taste like sunshine. The cukes are sweet and the pepper delightful. Everything is better homegrown. Peas and beans are ready now as well as lettuce and spinach. We have to wait a bit longer on some of the others yet here in Maine.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieT
    This may be silly to some, but when you live in Minnesota where the growing season is short and it has rained buckets here the last 2 days but today we picked fresh lettuce, zucchini, red onions and shorty carrots from our garden !!!
    Hubby is washing it off now and I'm going to make big ol' Caesar salads for dinner. Yummmmmy!

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    Your so lucky!!!

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    Place the cucumbers in a bowl; sprinkle with salt, and refrigerate 24 hours. Rinse and drain the cucumbers, pressing out as much water as possible. Place the cucumbers in a bowl, and stir in the sugar and vinegar. Refrigerate 24 hours more. Place in freezer containers and freeze. I put mine in baggies and try to lay flat in the freezer. Easier to stack.

    for every 2 cucumbers; 2 T salt, 1 1/2 c sugar, 1 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar. Come winter time these will be a welcome dish.

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    Yes, we have a short growing season here in Idaho too and there can be frost clear up until June 15th.
    IdahoSandy

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    Miss Priss---Your recipe sounds awesome. I really want to try it when my cucs come in. Do you slice them thin or just normal---like 1/4 inch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieT
    This may be silly to some, but when you live in Minnesota where the growing season is short and it has rained buckets here the last 2 days but today we picked fresh lettuce, zucchini, red onions and shorty carrots from our garden !!!
    Hubby is washing it off now and I'm going to make big ol' Caesar salads for dinner. Yummmmmy!
    I'm seriously thinking the same thing... Just picked bunches of fresh lettuce, tomatoes raddishes, carrots and green peppers. It always sounds so good on a hot steamy day like today. I here more rain is on the way too!

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    Sounds absolutely delicious:) I'm going to go out and get some lettuce for supper myself. Enjoy.

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    Can hardly wait for tomatoes and cukes. Sweet corn might be a little "iffy" this year with the wierd weather.

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    I love fresh veggies in the summer and even better when you
    grow them yourself.

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