I'm getting a lot of food from the garden now, so there aren't any trips to the grocery store for produce. Yesterday's harvest provided much of the food for last nights dinner, with plenty to spare. There were Yugoslavian Red and Buttercrunch lettuces, Golden Acre cabbage, Calabrese and De Cicco broccili, Sugar Lace snap peas, Walla Walla sweet onions with one red onion that was going to seed, Little Marvel peas, new Kennebec potatoes, Chantenay carrots and Canby raspberries. Not shown were about a half cup of strawberries.
All of the produce is cleaned and trimmed before weighing, then stored in the refrigerator in recycled Ziploc bags or plastic shoe boxes. I always wash and reuse my Ziploc bags if they were only used for storing fruit, vegetables or breads.
Our "garden dinner" consisted of fried chicken breasts, Austrailian Red butterhead lettuce with cranberries, walnuts and oil/vinegar/honey dressing, creamed new potatoes with baby peas, and glazed carrots. Dessert was fresh raspberries. Too bad my parsley failed to germinate early this spring, so I had to buy fresh seed and start over. The plate looks so bare without it!