Friday, June 8, 2012

Call me Green Thumbs.

Once upon a time
I bought a dozen seed packets and went to town planting a garden.
Mr. T rocks and put together the drip system.
And we worked the soil.
Then we planted those seeds.
Watered like crazy.
And crossed our green thumbs.
Maybe we shouldn't have crossed our fingers soooo tightly.
Because it's all kinds of green in our garden.

From the tomatoes...

To our green beans...
(and their Halloween ribbon that is going to help them grow!) 

Zucchini plants starting themselves out strong... 

While we wait for everything else to grow I was beyond excited
to see some beet shoulders looking mighty strong...

I guess I couldn't contain my excitement and I pulled them up...
Washed my beets and my hands,
roasted those puppies,
and enjoyed them in a salad.

Trust me.
It's the first time that I've got to eat something I grew.

All I can say is we're going to be
eating beets, green beans, and tomatoes galore
this summer.

After all of the garden work,
it's only appropriate to enjoy something cool.
And sweet... 
How about a chocolate popsicle treat? 
(did I mention these are clean? ....yep, you heard me right)

Fudgey Goodness Bars
adapted from The Little Red House

1/2 cup frozen banana pieces
2 cups chocolate almond milk (unsweetened)
1 can pure coconut milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
Coconut sugar (to your taste)

1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
2. Blend, blend, blend.
3. Dip your clean finger in for a taster.
4. Sweet enough? Pour in molds.
(If not, add more coconut sugar and blend again)
5. Freeze.
6. Get your lick in' tongue ready while basking in the sun.
7. Enjoy! 

I had a little bit extra that wouldn't fit in our molds.
I drank it.
Like chocolate milk. 
And loved every drippy drop.
No joke.


  1. oooolala!

    I need to go out and buy me some coconut sugar, stat! I would for sure drink this as a smoothie, too :)

    Also, I am absolutely jealous of your gorgeous looking beets!

    Lauren and Chris planted a little garden in a home-made earth box and things are just very excited!

    1. Oh goodness, don't buy any I have the most ridiculous amount ever! I will bring you some. Plus I believe I know your neighbors and can visit them too.

      And I can look at your amazing garden! :) And bring you some of the ridiculous amount of veggies that is going to be overgrowing mine!


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