Living in the Middle of Nowhere has its disadvantages (I'm lookin' at YOU, dial-up!). But having enough room to plant a large vegetable garden is not one of them. I've been able to saunter out to the garden two days in a row to harvest part of our dinner.
Monday night I sautéed seasoned chicken breasts in olive oil, then added lots o' veggies (including our first zucchini and some sugar snap peas), simmered it in a little orange juice until everything was yummy and served it over rice.
Last night I fixed my favorite pesto pasta concoction with chicken sausages and fresh vegetables.
So I'm on a roll with the clean eating and I walked five miles yesterday afternoon. It was hot, but there was a nice breeze and I found a patch of ripe blackberries. I'm going back today with a container!
We have wild blackberries at the edge of our woods, but they're not quite ready to pick yet. And usually the birds grab them before I get a chance. I hope there's enough for all of us this summer.
I've already dug up some garden stuff that didn't work out too well, and replanted those areas with sweet corn and edamame. Still to come: yellow squash (soon! There are lots of baby ones on the plants.), okra, cucumbers, tomatoes and Chinese cabbage.
You can have your grocery store on the corner. I'll take the one in my back yard. Yum!