Saturday, August 14, 2010


...remember that I did not plant a garden this year...

...but we have a super sweet parishoner who is taking care of us as far as fresh veggies are concerned...

...when she found out that we couldn't plant a garden (because of the backyard) - she just planted a couple of extra rows for us... every week or so - she brings in a bag of goodies - it's like having our own CSA...

...this week the bag had - fresh beets... onions...

...crisp cucumbers...

...and new potatoes...

...we've been having veggie feasts for supper...'ve been racking my brain to think of something nice to do for her in return - so let me know if you think of anything...


  1. cookies! everyone loves cookies!

    love, k

  2. Yum! Maybe make her some canned goods from the food she brings? Or knit some mittens for winter?

  3. What about a beautiful Christmas Cactus, so she will have something beautiful blooming this winter when the garden is gone?

  4. Socks - but not everyone is into them. I would make her some bread and butter pickles - mmmm, delish!

    I love beet(root) leaves. I cut the stalks small and boil them for five minutes before adding the green bits.

  5. Maybe bake some homemade bread for her - a quick bread or a yeast bread.

  6. You could make her some cloth produce bags so that she doesn't have to use plastic when she goes to the store.

  7. Lucky you! Looks like it has been a very tasty summer for you.

    Garden books, garden gloves, and gardener's lotion/balm always make gardeners happy :) and I agree with the others, too...anything homemade or baked with love is always appreciated.

  8. What a lovely friend you have!

    You knit such beautiful things I would say some of your socks would be welcome as a thank you :0)

  9. Baked goods... cookies, quick breads... you can't go wrong with baked goods! Yum... but all the suggestions here are really nice...

  10. That was so sweet of her! What a loving gift! I second the canning idea, or maybe even a meal made from the goodies she grew for you.
    I also like the cloth produce bags idea. You could also make cloth produce storage bags from unbleached muslin and embroider some veggies on the outside. Peace, Angela (Peach Coglo)