A yankee girl living an inspired life..."Southern Style".
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Grumpy Gardner.......no longer!
I have to be honest that when JT approached me about planting a garden a couple of months ago I was interested. The thought of having fresh organic veggies at my fingertips was very exciting. However, we didn't take the time to realize no matter how big or small the garden.......it is work! We were very optimistic when we planted our garden on the opposite side of the house from all the trees and the extremely annoying squirrels that empty our bird feeder daily. So we planted tomatoes, peppers, green onion, cucumbers, green beans and various herbs. But we didn't plant just any tomatoes, we planted Louisiana Creole Tomatoes! Yes, they have a very distinct taste......deliciously sweet. If you are a purist all you will need is a salt shaker, pour a little olive oil on them and you are gourmet. Restaurants all over Louisiana use this little gift from god in various dishes and I will be sure to experiment with ours! So even though the initial expense of the garden was not cheap and it is one more thing for us to worry about....it has paid off. We have had to forfeit a couple of tomatoes to a few smart squirrels that have found their way to the garden. But one bite and you really can't blame them.....lol. Here is a pic of our Creole's!
If you aren't lucky enough to live in an area that have Creole's or grow your own.....don't worry, you can order them on-line!