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Goodbye Tomato & Cheese Sandwiches; Bring on the Sweet Potato & Squash

I started planting this year’s garden last February. My first love affair was with beets. Oh for the love of BEETS. But that was a fad. And that fad ended and the tomato and cheese sandwich fad began. Somewhere in the midst of that we went crazy on caramelized onions. And now, its time for sweet potatos and squash to star daily in our meals. Sweet potato burgers, check. Squash soup, check. Sweet potato red lentil chili, check. Sweet potato fries, coming soon. Squash risotto, coming soon.

(Insert tasty food pic here in your imagination. Other people take them. I don’t.)

This is what it means to eat local at Hawk-Mo. And I never EVER thought it would be so good and so welcome. When we lived in Florida, I didn’t even know what vegetables grew in what season. And the thought of not having a tomato every week made me want to throw a hissy fit like a 3 year old being told to give up the candy. Seasonal eating just didn’t sound fun, let alone like something I could really get excited about.

But now, after 3 growing seasons, I’m well underway to being a freaking-homegrown-food-loving-hairy-legged-permaculture-chick. I don’t even want a tomato and cheese sandwich anymore. What I want is more sweet potato. Like more cowbell. But way tastier and more filling.

Let’s be honest. This is how I really feel:

 

We talk crazy and do crazy and need your love to keep us going in our common moments of extra crazy.

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About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on permies.com while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

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This entry was posted on October 16, 2012 by in Garden.

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