Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First Spring Garden Harvest

I harvested spinach from the garden -- and I'm so excited. It went straight into our dinner Monday evening - Spinach Tomato Tortellini. There is definitely a very satisfying feeling eating something you've grown. From those tiny seeds came part of our dinner. It's very empowering!

As all of my family enjoyed the meal, we considered what other parts of the meal we could provide for ourselves. Certainly the tomatoes, later in the summer, as our tomato seedlings are coming along. What about the cheese? We'd need a goat or maybe a cow -- that won't happen while we still live in the city. Pasta? We could possibly make our own, but tortellini?

The possibilities were fun to imagine. For now, I'm still enjoying that satisfaction, just from one bunch of spinach. And I'm looking forward to all the harvests to come!

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