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Monday, September 5, 2011

Until Next Year....

 

       Summer's commitment to the vegetable garden is coming to an end   This most generous of
       the growing seasons has performed it's duties well.  The hot summer's sun grew vegetables that    
       were healthy, colorful and delicious. Summer's mission was  accomplished.  The gifts were
       plentiful  and deeply appreciated.


What shall we do without your tender, sweet, golden kernels?    Perhaps one more bowl of roasted corn and shrimp chowder before your tall willowy stalks are wired to the lamp post .    
   
Good-bye toasted tomato sandwiches with sweet basil and mayonnaise. I will miss our noontime soirees.   So long Insalata Caprese Salad.  I will never forget how you extended the invitation to others  to share the spotlight on your platter.


          Oh, and then there is you my dear zucchini friend.  Who knew how delicious you could be
          sliced and sauteed with tomato sauce and scrambled eggs.   The sweet bread that you so
          generously sacrificed yourself for has made so many people so very happy.  Your ability to 
          transform yourself  from savory to sweet is in a word magical. Until next year my summer
          friends......
         
          
       

35 comments:

  1. Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies. Salads, stuffed, sauted, I'll eat it any way. Enjoy!

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  2. What a fantastic tribute to our summer delights; loved it; I feel the same way. You really expressed my feelings; thanks.
    Rita

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  3. Nothing better than garden veggies, it is truly bitter sweet... but, I'll take the lower humidity:@)

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  4. Garden veggies the best ! I love corn on the cob this time of year! Great post and photos. Have a wonderful eve.

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  5. I am already missing my zucchini! So sad to see summer go!

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  6. Love zucchinis, nice pics! gloria

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  7. Nooooo, I still have a few goodies on my counter I need to enjoy!

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  8. Your photos are stunning!
    I hope to grow zucchini next summer.

    Enjoyed visiting-
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  9. Say it ain't so! No more tomatoes fresh from the garden.... No fresh, plump corn???

    Although I love fall, I miss all of the "summertime" produce it brings to an end.

    ~Chris

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  10. Zucchini gets such a bad name, but I love it! And won a blue ribbon at the fair for Zucchini Bread. Long live the Zucchini! Kit

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  11. Love your "ode" to summer garden veggies!
    Did you ever try Faith's vegetable fritters? It turned out to be one of our favorite ways with garden vegetables.
    (http://www.anediblemosaic.com/?p=3351)

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  12. The corn looks like shining pearls. :)

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  13. BEAUTIFUL photos of summer! Wonderful.
    Karen

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  14. Lovely photos, they make me hungry just looking at them. Thanks for sharing...

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  15. Goodness! Your produce is beautiful! I'm so glad you had a good harvest this year. There really is nothing better than getting food from your backyard. :)

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  16. Lovely summer photos, ahh, sweetcorn is my favourite! x

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  17. How yummy all of your produce sounded once it was cooked and turned into food. I would really miss your garden too.
    Very pretty pictures!

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  18. Unfortunately these wonderful vegetables are not from my garden ,but from a local farm.

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  19. I loved your salute to the beauties of your garden. Now, when ARE you going to start shipping us all those tasty treasures?

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  20. Great last pictures of the garden goodness. That corn picture is a yummie and makes me want an ear right now. Always a treat to see what's in your pot.

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  21. As they say in the Sound of Music!

    So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
    Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu!

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  22. A lovely tribute to such wonderful summer delights. I am looking forward to Fall's fare, roasted vegetables and homemade French bread. Hugs, Julie.

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  23. What a beautiful tribute to the gardening season! This is a great post! I love everything about it ... photos, writing, mood! Yahoo!

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  24. That corn looks scrumptios!!....

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  25. You've got me so nostalgic now! No no no... it's not time to say good bye yet!

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  26. Beautiful bounty! I would miss it. Have to try zucchini sauce and eggs, it really sounds delicious.

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  27. I love vegies, but that photo of the corn is fabulous. Makes me hungry, and now I am off to my kitchen to make a salad. Still have some corn in the fridge and a zuccini, and some yummy cherry tomatoes. (all bought at the store, mind you since I don't have a green thumb!).
    YUMMY post!! ~Debby

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  28. I'm glad to let summer go, cos i love the cool breeze. But you do make a/3 great persuasive cases of otherwise Susan. I guess (*weeps),"I'll see you later summer" too.

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  29. I love the way you presented this post, with the photos and then a description of the delicious ways you use the produce.

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  30. What a beautiful tribute.

    Just to keep the balance here....I'm hopefully heading into Summer soon, so how about I make sure I appreciate all the fantastic spring/summer produce here in Melbourne, whilst you have a cool down? =)

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  31. I will miss the veggies! I get mine from the local farmer's market. Hope that you are not in the flooding going on in New England.

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  32. There's nothing better than corn on the cob in Summer.

    Toasted tomato sandwiches sound divine!

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  33. I love your fond farewell to your lovely garden vegetables. I too hate to see my beautiful heirloom tomatoes coming to an end. It was the best growing season that I have had. The threat of frost is fast approaching. I am running in fast mode making pesto, sauce, and slicing peppers for the freezer.

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