It’s go time. Whether you are in harvest mode from your own backyard garden or you are hoarding produce from your local farmers’ market, consuming and preserving those fresh fruits and veggies is a top priority as the summer winds down. I know for us, it can be hard to keep up with. Many different things in our garden become ready for picking all at the same time – which can be stressful! You feel the pressure to get the most out of everything you grow! The produce piles up on the counter, things ripen too fast, and you are scrambling to find recipes to use all of that produce up fast! But it’s all worth it, when you are eating your garden goods mid-winter and feel proud of what you grew yourself. It is such a satisfying thing.
If you need to find a home (whether that’s in your stomach or on a shelf in your pantry) for that mountain of produce on your counter, I have just the thing for you. Quick and easy recipes to use up or preserve all of that garden goodness. I got the hook up from my real foodie friends and I wanted to share the love. Enjoy!
Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce (with yummy secret ingredients!) – Primally Inspired
Homegrown, Homemade Pasta Sauce – Five Little Homesteaders
Grilled Ratatouille – Learning and Yearning
Tomato Palooza: Preserving 45 pounds of tomatoes (this post includes recipes for tomato sauce, bruschetta, tomato soup, tomato slices, and tomato relish) – Oh Lardy!
How to can tomatoes (with a video tutorial) – Oh Lardy!
Zucchini Stuffed with Tomatoes & Mozzarella – Five Little Homesteaders
Dehydrated Tomatoes – Real Food Forager
Fresh Tomato Paste – For the Love of Fiber
Garden Greens Pesto – Primally Inspired
Super Delicious Onion Butter – Learning and Yearning
Dehydrating swiss chard in the oven – Learning and Yearning
Jessi’s Oven Roasted Okra – Whistle Pig Hollow
How to freeze bell peppers – Whistle Pig Hollow
Watermelon Aqua Fresca – Girl Meets Nourishment
Garlic Cilantro Lime Rice – Girl Meets Nourishment
Butternut Squash Potato Soup – Girl Meets Nourishment
Super Simple Refrigerator Pickles – Five Little Homesteaders
Garlic Dill Pickles – Real Food Forager
Curried Carrot Soup – Five Little Homesteaders
Fermented Garlic – Homemade Mommy
Lacto-fermented vegetables – Healthy People, Healthy Planet
Nightshade-free Marinara Sauce – Healthy People, Healthy Planet
What’s your favorite recipe for getting the most out of your garden produce?