This past week, I was blessed with harvesting produce from two different gardens.
One was from one of my vegetable gardens…
About a 1/4 of my side vegetable garden is planted with cauliflower.
Over the weekend, I was able to harvest my first cauliflower of the season.
Now, I am aware that some of you may not care for cauliflower. Personally, I like it raw but NOT when it is cooked.
I’ll share with you a little secret that I have used to get my kids to eat cauliflower…
I cut the tops of the florets off, dice it and then sprinkle it on top of our dinner salads. It looks like grated cheese. I also slice carrots, celery and cucumbers to add to our salads, which not only add great flavor to salads – they are also a great way to get more vegetables into my kids 😉
The cauliflower was so delicious – it tasted like butter – seriously.
The next harvest was of another kind and from a different garden…
On the family farm, my mother has a large grapefruit tree.
Now, as anyone who has ever had a grapefruit tree can tell you – these trees are overly generous in the amount of fruit that they produce.
Luckily, my mother has 4 kids who are more then happy to help share with her bounty.
With my husband standing ready holding grocery bags, we picked some delicious fruit from the tree.
*While all the grapefruit looked ripe, some were not quite ready to be picked. If they did not come off fairly easily when lightly pulled/twisted, then we left them alone.
If I am going to be perfectly honest with you, I do not like to eat grapefruit – at all.
But, I have another purpose in mind for my newly picked grapefruit – I am going to make a natural cleaner from it using vinegar.
I promise to blog about it soon, so hold onto some of your excess grapefruit or maybe offer to take some off of your neighbor’s grapefruit tree 🙂