Gardening this summer has never looked so bleak.
A very busy spring and the lack of water has not catered to much of a veggie garden.
The tomato came up from seed as did the sunflowers.
We did have a lovely crop of kale and leeks, though.
After washing and blanching the kale, I squeezed a cup full at a time dry and then did a rough chop.
I then froze it with my favorite method...large muffin tins.
They are then stored in freezer bags so I can pop one out for soup or a casserole throughout the year.
After cleaning and chopping the leeks, I dried them kitchen towels and flash froze them on cookie sheets.
These are now in large canning jars in the freezer which makes it a cinch to grab a few for garnish or a handful as needed.
And the taters.
Is there anything in the garden that is so much fun to harvest?
It is like a treasure hunt digging through the dirt.
I am planning on putting a couple easy things in this weekend that we gobble up, but not much more than that.
Still praying for rain and sane politicians.