Monday, July 22, 2013

Fresh Veggies On a Table

   Summer, all vegetables are growing, blush, get yellow and generally delight the eye. 


This year, parsley grows like crazy. They said it should be planted so that the parsley was growing crowded. So I did this spring. I also have some lettuce, peas and beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and beet.


Here I have a full set of veggies for lunch salad: ripe tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, clove of garlic, some leaves of lettuce and parsley are already on the table. I have to wash and cut them all. 


I’ll add a little salt and sunflower oil, but I prefer to add some sour cream. A great salad for lunch. 


And what else? I take middle-size zucchini, 2-3 small onions, one ripe tomato from greenhouse and fry everything with oil. You can add some meat or fish, if you wish. I love some piece of bread. The black, rye one.



Now a cup of tea. I love tea with mint, lemon balm, or monarda leaves. Sometimes I take all these at once and put with tea bags into a teapot. Enjoy a perfect summer lunch!


 
I decided to write about my vegetables because of Holley's post “GardenBook Reviews July 2013”, she writes that started growing and eating more vegetables. She knows how good vegetables really are for people. Now it's your turn! Please join us on the 20th of every month! 

 

40 comments:

  1. O Nadezda you have such a great variety of vegetables in your garden!
    The salad looks mouthwatering too and your weather is fine too.

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    1. This salad looks good and tastes good. Thank you, Janneke!

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  2. What many delicious vegetables you show / have right you made looks really leaking out.
    I have no vegetable / or greenhouse, I have only ornamental garden.
    Wishing you a good and sunny Monday / good new week :) Hugs Hanne Bente

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    1. I'm glad growing some vegetables, I have always greenery on the table.
      Thank you, Hanne Bente!

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  3. I like your presentation - simple, nutritious, and delicious. Such a healthy meal. The best part is that the vegetables are home grown and most likely to be pesticide and fungicide free.

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    1. Of course, Stiletto, my vegetables are pesticide free. Thank you!

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  4. I very like tomatoes ;)

    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, gabusiek!

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  5. Wow your veggies look great! So nice to be almost self sufficient in summer. I will try to remember to join on 20th!

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    1. I hope you join in August. Thank you, Anna!

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  6. Hello Dear Nadezda!
    Dreaming, color, vegetable post.
    Beautiful images.
    I love all vegetables.
    I enjoy them.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. I love them as well. Thank you, Lucia!

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  7. Your vegetables look absolutely gorgeous and so colourful. I'd love to be able to pick my salad straight from the garden and eat it straight away. My mouth waters as we speak.
    Patricia x

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    1. Oh, yes, Patricia, I love to pick all vegetables from the garden, as well!
      Thank you!

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  8. Everything looks so fresh and healthy. You're a really good gardener, Nadezda!

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  9. Your meal looks delicious, Nadezda! We seem to have same kind of harvest this summer. Happy gardening!

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    1. You have many vegetables too, I know. Thank you, Satu!

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  10. Your vegetables look beautiful and delicious! Such a restful setting in your gorgeous garden!

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    1. My garden is very very quiet place, you're right, Peter!
      Thank you!

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  11. Hey Nadezda - save some for me, I'll be right over! Yum yum yum!!
    My Northern European ancestry truly appreciates putting sour cream on the salad and eating the salad with dark rye bread. Perfect! Excellent photos of delicious, nutritious vegetables.

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    1. Astrid, we, the people living in Northern Europe, love dark rye bread and eat it with many meals, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and when are hungry! May be one day I would cook the salad for you too, who knows. Thank you!

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  12. Dear Nadezda,your vegetables looks great!!
    Your salad looks so delicious!!!I would love to sit next to you and engoy your gorgeous garden!!!
    Just heaven!!!Thank you for sharing!!!Have a lovely week!!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dimi, glad you liked the picture of salad. If you remember, I liked your orange jam, then I cooked it, is delicious!
      Thank you1

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  13. Not only are your vegetables healthy and producing well, but they are truly beautiful, worthy of artistic photography shots! Just lovely.

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  14. Hi Nadezda, were back from vacation and enjoy this woderful summer in our garden - without veggies ;-)
    We have only tomatoes. But your salad looks very tasty!!
    Summer greetings from
    Meggie!

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    1. Hi, Meggie! Glad you are back to blogging! Do your tomatoes ripen?
      Thank you!

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  15. Oh, your dishes look so good, Nadezda! It's great to cook veggies from your own garden! I don't have any edible plants in my balcony. Looking at your photos, I would like to grow some veggies. Anyway I've never had salad with sour cream, it's not common in our country, I will prepare it for dinner tonight!
    And thank you for introducing Oslo Botanic garden:) I saw your blog, and was impressed!! Someday, I want to visit there!!!

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    1. Some herbs and vegetables grow well, in pots on the balcony, Keity. Lettuce, parsley, dill, onions. Some people grow specials varieties of tomatoes en pots as well. I think sour cream imparts a bit soft taste to salad. Hope you could see this nice Botanic garden some day!
      Thank you!

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  16. Oh my, so delicious! I'd love to sit in your garden for lunch.

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  17. Could I come and join you for a beautiful summer salad?

    I didn’t know you can use monarda leaves; I use lemon balm and mint but not monarda.

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    1. Oh. yes, Frico, you always can have a salad with me!
      There is Earl Grey tea with 'bergamot' and if you put 2-4 Monarda leaves in tea pot with black tea bags you will have the same taste.
      Thank you!

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  18. Que envidia me estás dando!!
    Aquí está empezando a salir ahora todo, los tomates aún están muy verdes, ya los compartire´cuando estén para comer:))
    Gracias Nadezda por tu recuerdo a Galicia!!
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un beso.

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    1. Laura, me acuerdo la foto de tus tomates, espero este año tendras gran cosecha!
      Gracias!

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  19. Se me olvidó...buen provecho amiga!!!

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  20. Everything looks so healthy Nadezda. This is the first year I'm growing kale and I'm happy that it grows so well. It's wonderful to eat straight from your garden. Bon appetit :)

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  21. Your veg creations look great... we don't take the time to do veggies very much I'm afraid... we try to make up for it with fruit which lasts longer in the fridge. Probably not the wisest way to take care of ourselves, but the way it is in our busy lives... Larry

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