We have another batch of delicious entries for this month’s Grow Your Own event! I really enjoy seeing how creative we can be with the produce we grow in our own backyards. Thanks to all of you for joining in and sharing your talents with us. Thank you for also being patient with me, as I am one day late with the round-up. My Internet connection was not cooperating yesterday, but it’s much better today.
Grow Your Own now has a Flickr photo group, so if you want to include your photos, just let me know via email or in the comments and I’ll send you an invite. Anyone who participates in Grow Your Own is welcome to share photos related to growing and cooking with your own produce.
If you wanted to participate in GYO #2 but missed the deadline, you may add your September dish to the round-up, just put all the required information in the Comments below. And start thinking about Grow Your Own #3! The deadline for this month’s entries is October 30. The Northern Hemisphere is winding up the outdoor growing season while the Southern Hemisphere is gearing up for summer. And don’t forget, herbs grow indoors year round!
So without further ado, here is the round-up:
Marie of A Year at Oak Cottage (Kent, UK) took me back to my childhood with a beautiful Courgette Loaf (zucchini bread). She’s had quite a bounty of courgette this year!
Homemade tomato soup represents hope for Danielle of Sweet Vinegar in Pennsylvania. She cans her own to enjoy in the deep cold of winter.
Red is a definite favorite color from the garden. Inge of African Vanielje (Somerset, UK) grows her own beets, onions, and chives and turned them into a beautiful Beetroot Risotto Salad.
Becke, the Columbus Foodie, mixed up Pinoy and Cuban dishes and made a delicious sounding Pork Adobo with Cuban Yellow Rice and Black Beans, and she used tomatoes and fajita peppers she grew on her deck in Columbus, Ohio.
Elle of Feeding My Ethusiasms had some strange weather in Northern California this year, and her blackberry bushes surprised her with a second crop! She put them to good use along with some of her Gravenstein apples in a lovely Blackberry Apple Cobbler.
Amongst the vineyards in Landau, Germany, Helene of Neues aus des Kuche grew some gorgeous Russian Black Tomatoes and made a simple salad with anchovies, herbs, garlic, a little salt and pepper, and some olive oil.
Grilled pizza gets a great flavor boost from fresh rosemary in both the dough and on the pork. Kelly of Sass & Veracity wrote a great post full of tips on how to make a perfect grilled pizza using her fresh grown rosemary.
Cris of From Our Home to Yours (Brazil) proves that you can grow herbs just about anywhere—she has some growing in her laundry room! She added mint and green onion leaves to a lovely Roasted Red Pepper Homus, and even demonstrated how to roast the peppers over an open flame.
And finally my own humble contribution is an Asian Cabbage Salad in which I used the only yellow pepper we’ve gotten off our plants this year. Hopefully we’ll have better luck with peppers next summer!