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“Compost Pizza”

After a long week, we often try to use our extra fruit and veggies up in creative ways. You’ve seen the Brown Rice Bar (aka Unfried Rice) idea before. Every time we make it, there’s a slightly different combination of ingredients, but it’s always delicious.

This particular week, the ingredients included snow peas, onion, red and green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, granny smith apples, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, avocado, yellow squash, fresh garlic, parsley, cilantro, sauteed shrimp, feta cheese, butter, dried apricots, dried dates, raisins, and peanuts, plus the brown rice, of course.

When we were finished, there was no shrimp left, so I combined all the fresh fruits and vegetables together in one container.

The next night was our weekly dinner group and pizza was on the menu. At first, I wished I had stored all the ingredients in separate containers, but we decided to just throw everything on the pizza and see how it worked. We added green and black olives, as well as pepperoni, to the mix. I was a little leery of putting snow peas and Granny Smith apples on a pizza, but it turned out really delicious!

As we were making it, one of our friends (shout out to Nathan Melsom) said it reminded him of everything we would put in our compost bin, and thus coined the phrase “Compost Pizza,” which will live in infamy in our house. Thanks, Nate.

So, before you throw those leftover chopped veggies and fruit in your compost bin, considering making Compost Pizza! It’s more delicious than it sounds.

Homegrown Lettuce from My First Garden!

This is the biggest platter I own and it's piled high with fresh, homegrown lettuce straight from my first garden!

100% natural, no pesticides, insecticides, or chemicals of any kind…grown with organic cow compost, water and sunlight!

I had my first salad from my first garden tonight! It was great! The garden’s doing pretty well. I was able to give the neighbors a big bag of fresh lettuce and I have 2 big containers of it left in the fridge. I may need to give more away in a couple days! At least the lettuce is doing well. Can we say salad for lunch tomorrow?!

The spinach never took off. A couple of the heads of lettuce died shortly after planting, but I had about 10 heads that just exploded over the weekend (thanks to Jan watering them while I was on my weekend getaway to Ohio). 🙂 The cauliflower has little heads and I can’t wait to harvest and eat that! The broccoli has lots of big leaves, but very little broccoli as of yet. The potatoes are growing like crazy! The herb garden is beautiful and I’m enjoying using it! The cabbage, though…I’m pretty sure Country Boys gave me the wrong plant. It’s a very tall, thin stalk with little yellow flowers on the top. The leaves kind of resemble miniature cabbage leaves, but there’s only about 6 leaves on each tall stem. Very strange. Oh, and the compost pile has sprouted too. Not sure what it’s sprouted, but it’s alive for sure!