July garden update and harvest!

The garden is in full swing here, we even recently did a second planting of peas and cabbage, with a few more beds of beets hopefully to come! But what is keeping us really busy is trying to put up (can, pickle, freeze, and EAT) the amazing amount of food that is coming out of the garden everyday! Granted, it is a lot of cucumbers, and a whole lot of zucchini and kale…..we really look forward to the tomatoes being in full swing, and perhaps even early carrots and beets….but, they will come.
Right now I am trying to find creative ways to sneak large amounts of zucchini and kale into the childrens food….by way of chocolate zucchini and kale bread, zucchini and blueberry muffins, and the infamous cucumber, kale, bananna smoothie. We have also been dehydrating kale, to add to winter soups, freezing grated zucchini and squash for winter baking, and canning soups. (Kale, white bean and sausage is happily bubbling away in the 2 pressure canners at the moment)
Here are some pictures of the last weeks garden and kitchen antics!

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