Gardening has sparked my already-growing desire to cook!
The reviews are in on my corn and oven-fried green tomatoes. Everyone seemed to enjoy everything- yay! Again, there wasn’t much corn as I only had four plants– but I got to share a little of it and the feedback has been encouraging. I hope I can find some more room next year to plant more of it. It was so much fun watching it grow!! And I really do love corn. Not sure if I’ll bother with the red peppers next year, and the cherry tomatoes are a definite no, but I definitely want more than one tomato plant– they were also fun to grow 🙂
My new love of cantaloupe– or rather, rekindled love of cantaloupe– has come as a result of my successful Food Challenge Test just last week. I’ve been enjoying a slice or two every morning. With my wisdom tooth out as of yesterday– I decided to try making a smoothie so I could enjoy the fresh, juicy taste sans chewing.
There’s room for improvement here, but it was fresh and tasty, and a good start!
2 1/2 slices of cantaloupe, cubed.
1 cup (low-fat) vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup (low-fat/skim) milk
1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar.
Blend until smooth– enjoy!
[I’d suggest trying to blend with another flavor or use more cantaloupe for a more concentrated flavor. I didn’t want to add more sugar cause I was trying to keep it healthy! Suggestions also welcome!]