Growing a garden this year? While you wait for all those beautiful fruits, veggies and herbs to start rolling in, spend a little time planning how you’ll use your harvest. Because too much zucchini is only a thing, if you don’t have a plan for it.
Flip through recipe books, and trawl the Internet for new recipes to try. Then, make a list of what you plan to make with all the foods that you’re growing, or intend to buy at your local farmer’s market.
Include dinner recipes that you can enjoy right away, as well as recipes that you can enjoy throughout the year. Then, track down all the canning recipes, freezing instructions and drying instructions you’ll need, so you’ll be ready to put up your harvest as soon as it comes in.
And be sure to keep an eye out for some giftable recipes, too. Having ready-made gifts on hand makes Christmas and other gift-giving occasions much easier. [Read more…]