Container Garden Update

Organic Container Garden Our container garden is doing quite well this year! After an early on loss of most of our seedlings (I have not yet mastered the art of transplanting seedlings), I ordered organic vegetable plants online and replanted our garden. I would say things are going quite well with our garden tower and our second batch of plants!

I had a few doubts about whether or not the garden tower would work at first, but those have been quickly put to rest. I am definitely going to order a second tower for our deck next year. Even our neighbor who thought I was nuts for this purchase is impressed with how well it is working.

Cilantro Goat Cheese Dip

Cilantro and Goat Cheese DipIngredients:
3/4 cup organic goat cheese
finely chopped organic cilantro
finely chopped organic chives
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 dash hot sauce

 

Today we had the pleasure of enjoying our first harvest from our home garden. We had a few peppers, cilantro, and chives to enjoy. I decided to keep things simple and create a goat cheese dip with the herbs to use with raw sliced peppers. It is really quite simple, just wash and chop the herbs, and mix into the softened goat cheese with lime juice and a dash of your favorite hot sauce. For a thinner dip (ours pictured is more of a cheese ball consistency), you could mix in a few tablespoons of goat milk. This was dinner!

Red, White and Blue Berries

4th of july berriesIngredients:
Organic Blueberries
Organic Strawberries
Organic Cream
Vanilla Extract to taste
Opt: palm sugar to taste

 

I don’t have quantities here since it really doesn’t matter. You can make as much or as little as you desire, whether you make this for just yourself or for an entire party. Put the cream into a food processor with the vanilla extract and palm sugar if desired (I preferred mine without sugar) and spin until whipped. Wash the berries and layer into the serving dish placing the whipped cream between each level of fruit. That’s it! Very simple, and very delicious. Perfect for a 4th of July dessert!