I can’t wait until summer because we will be able to grow some of our vegetables and buy the rest from the old guy up the road. We call them Old Guy Veggies. We get cukes, corn (holy mother of god his corn is fantastic!!!), potatoes, and whatever else he has kicking around. I grew my own herbs last summer and some cherry tomatoes, and we planted a lot of garlic in the fall. We are definitely doing more herbs and A LOT more vegetables, because I won’t be working at the restaurant this year, which means more time for the important things–like gardening.
In the winter we scour for pink stickered (50% off) deals on organic fruit and veggies and stock up. Realistically, we have to buy non-organic a lot of the time because that’s all that we can get our hands on. I freeze the greens and use them for smoothies.
Here is a glimpse of what our fridge & part of our freezer look like today after my visit to the grocery store this morning:
I look forward to the freshness of this summer’s bounty.
Until then, one can’t beat scoring on pink stickers at Super Store… 🙂