Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Edition: Yummy Finds

Over here at our house we are going crazy with tomatoes!  I planted three early girl tomato plants and they have produced like crazy.  I can't keep up with them!  Which is okay, because now I can share with co-workers, neighbors and my mom. 

The eggplants also came in really quick.  I got four of them - not too big - but they look nice and shiny and purple-y.

I wish my cucumber seeds had taken and that I had planted some zucchini as well.  Some friends have given me summer squash and Swiss chard, but it's not the same as pulling it out of your own garden.  Don't you agree?

In case your house is going crazy with fresh veggies, I thought it would be fun to feature some recipes that feature some common home-grown ingredients!

YUMMY FIND NO. 1: Squash and Zucchini Vegetarian Burritos by Two Bears Farm

Image via Two Bears Farm

 Okay, so Lisa has more than a backyard garden like me.  She has a farm!  If you haven't visited Lisa's blog, you should check it out.  She talks about her life on the farm, her kids (she has three boys), running, crafts, and other fun things.  Fun fact about Lisa - she's ran eight marathons!

YUMMY FIND NO. 2: Cucumber and Tomato Salad from Eat at Home

Image via Eat at Home

Cucumber and tomato salad has to be one of my favorite summer salads!  And doesn't Tiffany's salad look great?  So much color!  The cukes aren't from Tiffany's garden, but if you have some, you should definitely try this salad.  Also check out Tiffany's other recipes on her blog where she posts weekly menus and full shopping lists. 

Have fun checking out Lisa's and Tiffany's blogs this weekend!  Let me know what you're creating with your home-grown ingredients.  And if you want to be featured on a Yummy Finds, send me an email!


  1. Thanks for the shout out! I'm going to try that cucumber tomato salad, because we have both in our garden right now! I tried a marinated cucumber salad but didn't like it too much; this one looks better.

  2. Thanks for the shout out!

    I want to try that cucumber tomato salad - we have both ripe in our garden right now. I tried a different marinated cucumber salad and it wasn't very good - no one ate it! This one looks much better!

  3. That veggie burrito looks magnificent! Thanks for sharing my salad :)

  4. I'd love to grow my own little garden someday! Yummy looking dishes!

  5. You're so lucky to have fresh tomatoes and eggplants!!! :)

    We eat tomato, cucumber, and onion salads all the time and have for years. Sometimes we add some feta cheese to it, and that's wonderful too!

    The squash and zucchini veggie burrito looks really good too! :)

  6. Love the tomatoes! The pictures made me determined to rush to the store and buy some! I'm your newest "follower" from Social parade and would love a follow back, thanks!


  7. Thank you so much for coming by my blog and leaving such a lovelyh comment!
    I love tomatoes in the summer time!

    xoxo Hanna


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