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Aug 11, 2020 8:34 PM CST

Who loves nothing more than walking their gardens and finding the freshest, ripest, and best looking FOOD from their Backyard? And then making dinner with it!

I am 9b Southern California!


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Aug 11, 2020 8:50 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Nothing like freshly picked veggies.
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Aug 11, 2020 9:49 PM CST
Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
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I recently got some of the tastiest cherry tomatoes I've ever grown from one of my potted tomatoes. Smiling
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Aug 12, 2020 11:26 AM CST

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Aug 12, 2020 2:45 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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OrganicCavalry said:Who loves nothing more than walking their gardens and finding the freshest, ripest, and best looking FOOD from their Backyard? And then making dinner with it!


Yup, Except, I don't pick it and leave it on the counter... rather... I usually make several trips out to the garden as I'm adding each item to the pot.

They say that sweet corn sugars turn into starches minutes after picking, and I figure the same applies to the other goodies, so... a minute after being picked, the item goes into the soup... got to be healthier...
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Aug 12, 2020 3:02 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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I buy my corn at a farm stand and don't know the variety. I've had it in my frig for up to 4 days and it is still delicious. I think many of the newer ones are good longer.....
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Aug 12, 2020 4:28 PM CST

There is no fresher food than from my backyard... no matter how long I store it! Which is never long.
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Aug 12, 2020 7:37 PM CST
Name: jared
columbus, oh (Zone 6a)
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nothing better than that
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Aug 13, 2020 7:50 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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If you grow or can pick fresh corn just clean it and try it raw. It is so good when just picked.
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Aug 16, 2020 6:21 PM CST

Pasta night...
Gotta sneak in as much Z. As you can this time of year!
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Oct 13, 2020 7:09 AM CST

Very few things are aweful after breading and frying! Eggplant is one of my favorites after said treatment!
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Jan 7, 2021 10:10 AM CST

My favorite mole is guacamole.... this is my second favorite.
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Jan 7, 2021 11:44 PM CST
Maryland
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No better vegetables than fresh out of the garden.

Everything looks great, enjoy the fruits of your labor.Makes my mouth water for some fresh vegs, Drooling
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Jan 25, 2021 7:30 PM CST
Name: Jaya
Adelaide Australia (Zone 11b)
Even better if I don't have to cook it, and just do a quick rinse under the tap, and straight to the laughing gear. We don't spray, so I can get away with that. Too stupefied with heat to cook, in summer in Australia... we just graze around the yard, pick a few lettuce and spinach leaves, some tomatoes, some garlic chives, some fruit.... When we get the cooler weather weeks hubby will cook up a storm.
Nothing beats potatoes roasted in embers about three minutes after being picked. And fresh grape leaves for dolmades...
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Oct 27, 2021 2:43 PM CST

I like to grill vegetables.
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Oct 27, 2021 3:12 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ (Zone 8b)
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YUM! I can remember riding out to the garden with my great-gramma on her golf cart to pick green beans & corn for dinner, and other stuff but those were my favs. And her daughter, my gramma, also had a big garden but it wasn't far enough from the house to need transportation. I still love to string and snap beans, even if they are bought.

What Bob said about fresh corn is so true! Good corn is the best standing right there next to the stalk. Boiling corn doesn't enhance the flavor, just makes it mushy and hot. Have you ever had anyone serve you corn they've boiled for 45 mins? Sadly, this has happened to me a few times over the yrs.

I also like to shave fresh corn off of the cob and sprinkle it around on a salad. The little kernels POP and the bit of sweetness really adds a great dimension to a salad.

I'm not very good @ producing something to eat but we did grow the most incredible pineapple a couple of summers ago. It was the best pineapple ever. And I do love making a delicious sauce for pork & chicken with fresh figs.
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Oct 28, 2021 12:05 PM CST
Name: brenda reith
pennsauken, nj (Zone 7a)
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boiling corn is just mean. who wants to eat a waterlogged cob? and who would heat up the kitchen in the summer to boil corn? That makes no sense. I microwave the ears for 7 minutes and they-re perfect. and I agree fresh corn right of the cob{just picked} is the best. it's so sweet and the kernels pop in your mouth. i use them in salads too. avocados, eggplant, kale and the dreaded tofu are a big no for me. I tried several times with "this is the best guac you'll ever eat" and it was still not for me. never developed a taste for eggplant as it was never served at home. any time I did have it, it was so greasy I couldn't finish it. the tofu thing is a no brainer-my dogs wouldn't even eat it. again this is something I gave multiple attempts at eating. since I don't eat red meat or pork I was hoping to like tofu as a protein source but it didn't work out. Thumbs down
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Oct 28, 2021 11:28 PM CST
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
I do not eat the cob. Boiled corn is very good too! It is only boiled for 5 to 8 minutes. Butter salt and pepper I couldn't ask for anything better.

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