I will admit that I feel a little bit like a kid with the amount of excitement that I get "checking" the plants every day. It is fun to watch the fruit or vegetable plants begin as a little sprout or seedling, grow flower blossoms and then morph each day a little bit into something that we enjoy eating. Even though watering the plants daily is actually a task that has to be done, it is something I really enjoy. Therefore, it never seems like a "chore." And, it only takes a few minutes--a few minutes that I get to check the progress of our little plants! It's so exciting.
Well, the day finally came yesterday--the day we got to taste our first tomatoes. We have been enjoying our herbs very regularly. There is nothing like the taste of fresh basil! I have been putting it on a LOT of dishes. But, yesterday was our first taste of vegetables (or, I guess tomatoes or fruits.) Besides a variety of tomatoes and several herbs, we are also growing red bell peppers and yellow squash.
|Some of our cherry tomatoes from our topsy turvy planter.|
|Luke was excited to help make dinner...which even involved picking our own tomatoes.|
|Some of our "crop"|
|Rolling out the whole wheat pizza crust. Click here for the very simple recipe. The dough literally takes 5 minutes to prepare.|
|Brushing on the sauce. We like our pizzas thin, so the dough recipe makes two pizzas. We made one with tomato sauce base and the other with a lemon olive oil base. They are both delicious~|
|Time for our toppings, including freshly picked lemon basil and cherry tomatoes from our garden.|
|Into the oven it goes for a few minutes.|
|And Voila! Here is one of our pizzas which would soon be devoured. Luke said it was his favorite pizza ever! I think it had something to do with him being the chef! :-)|