We recently held our first Corner Patch Garden social mixer! Things got off to a hopping start as homeowner hands were busy harvesting kale, swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, sugar snaps, and more. After they washed the veggies, our farmer/garden coach/chef, Sean Sheppard, began to prepare some culinary delights!
The yummy highlights included Stuffed Leeks right off of the skillet! The stuffing was made from leeks, mushrooms, cream cheese, and a few other ingredients. This specific preparation of leeks is mind-blowing! Next was Asian Stir Fry, in which Sean chopped all the ingredients the homeowners just picked, and added a few carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, olive oil, and soy sauce. Sauteed to perfection, the stir fry was a crunchy, healthy veggie dish that you can make in your own kitchen!
Another crowd favorite was Carrot Top Pesto. That’s right, pesto made from the tops of carrots with just a little bit of basil thrown in. We dipped fresh broccoli and cauliflower into the mix. So economical and tasted wonderful.
More cooking continued while the sun went down and we made Mojitos with fresh mint. Pro tip: don’t put too much salt in the shaker! :) Everyone mingled and enjoyed watching and sampling Sean’s creations, while learning tips about growing our own food and healthy eating. The atmosphere was filled with laughter, the smell of wonderful cooking, and camaraderie.
It was a great evening in the Corner Patch Garden. Everyone went home with bags of fresh produce, new recipes, and information on the next event at the garden. What could be better than having fresh veggies delivered to the clubhouse for your personal use, and gathering in the gardens with your neighbors for healthy, delicious eating, and fellowship? Take advantage of this unique amenity! Grow — Gather — Repeat!
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