Pinterest Inspired Vegetable Garden

The biggest challenge I have growing a vegetable garden (besides keeping it watered) is knowing what to do with all the food! For this, as usual here on Hard Hats High Heels, I look to Pinterest.

Its easy to get carried away picking seeds in the middle of winter. You’re dreaming of a warm spring sun. You swear this is the year your carbon footprint will get even smaller. And you’re riding on the delusional fumes that you’ll actually make time to tend your garden. As with any new venture, I suggest starting out small and this year I say you should start on Pinterest.

There are several scrumptious recipes floating around on Pinterest–and some are looking very appealing to me. So tasty that I’m going to try to grow the vegetables to make these recipes. Here are a few of my favorite:

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Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

I’ve never been much of a fan of straight-from-the-garden green beans. Their texture was something I couldn’t get past. However, I’ve recently found certain cooking methods alleviate¬†the tongue-abrasive¬†shell giving way to a delicious snack.

Butternut Squash with Browned Butter and Thyme

I used to eat squash almost every week when working for my grandparents. It’s time to get back on track by growing my own and putting a new twist on the recipe.

How could anyone go a summer without snacking on a strawberry or two. I found three recipes that look so good, I wish I had a flourishing patch of berries right now!

Dried Strawberries

Supposedly these strawberries are delightfully chewy. Sounds scrumptious.

Strawberry Bruschetta

Ummm….does this even need an explanation? I think not.

And of course you need to top this all off with a drink. Or can I recommend a shot?

Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shots

I’m not sure yet where the liquor goes and how much strawberry I’ll have to scoop out but I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

If you’ve got a veggie recipe to share–I’d love to try it! I’m a novice at cooking…baking…eating in general. And some might say even Hannah needs some pointers, after she spoon-fed me a nasty meringue. My teeth still hurt.

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5 Responses to Pinterest Inspired Vegetable Garden

  1. Ryan says:

    You can come over and pick my strawberries as long as you lend me one of those shots.

  2. Mary Beth says:

    The dried strawberries got my attention! I work with Bonnie Plants and we’ve been working on a “strawberry special” for March that has lots of recipes, how to’s and tips on protecting your berries from birds and squirrels. Pinterest does a lot to make the mouth water (!) and we have found that a lot of folks want recipes organized by harvest. Just a few weeks ago we revamped our website to include “In the Kitchen,” organized by veggie, fruit or herb. More strawberry content coming in a few weeks! http://bonnieplants.com/in-the-kitchen

    • Katie Ketelsen says:

      Absolutely love this Mary Beth! Thanks so much for the link. It’s exactly what I need to help figure out exactly what to (try to) grow this year.

  3. Nana says:

    The strawberry bruschetta is wonderful. I think I share the responsibility for the meringue Katie, but must say everyone else who has tried them loved them. Maybe you needed more prep for how good they would be!!

  4. Katie says:

    Hey Nana! I can’t wait to try that bruschetta! Wouldn’t mind crafting my own tomato bruchetta either.

    I might {might} be open to taste testing another round of meringue….but I might need a liquid chaser :)

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