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There’s nothing more delicious than a meal made from fresh garden produce and herbs. Here are some of my favorite garden recipes!

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One of the main advantages of growing your own garden is having plenty of fresh vegetables to enjoy. Not only do garden vegetables taste better, but they’re also healthier for you!

But if you grew a garden that resulted in a five-pound zucchini or a few more tomatoes than you were expecting, you might be wondering what to do with them all.

Well, look no further. We have plenty of great ideas on how you can use your garden vegetables to cook some delicious fare!

Garden Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Whether you have an herb garden or more tomatoes than you know what to do with, there are plenty of great recipes you can try out with your homegrown fruits and vegetables.

Salads

Salads are one of the many ways you can use your garden vegetables. However, salads can get boring without variety. If you’re looking for some ways to spice up your regular salads, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here, you’ll find a number of recipes for tomato salads, cucumber salads and more!

You’ll no longer be bored with your usual salad. Not only will these new salad recipes taste great, but they’ll also help you maintain a healthy diet!

Slow cooker garden recipes

Although salads are one way to enjoy your garden vegetables, there are plenty of other things you can do with them too. You’ll find new ways to cook and enjoy those vegetables. For example, have you ever thought of cooking your garden vegetables in the slow cooker?

Roasting vegetables

Have you considered roasting your eggplant instead of making eggplant Parmesan?

How about roasted red peppers? Have you ever tried them? If not, you’re missing out: YUM!

We have plenty of tips to help you get creative when using your garden vegetables.

An herb garden can seem like a great idea until you realize you’re not sure how to use all of your herbs. Well, don’t fret! You’ll find herb recipes that will inspire you to want to grow even more herbs so you can create new flavors with them.

Preserving harvest

If you have an overabundance of garden vegetables and fruits, you might also want to consider canning. Making homemade tomato sauce and canning it is a great way to enjoy your garden vegetables throughout the entire year!

You can also use canning to make homemade pickles or fruit jams to enjoy later on. Not only will you be able to reap the health benefits, but you’ll also be able to save money. It’s a win-win!

If you’re interested in canning your garden vegetables, you might not be quite sure where to start. Well, fortunately, you’re in luck! We have a number of tips on how to can your own vegetables and the supplies you’ll need to make canning work for you.

We’ll also help point you in the direction of some seasonal recipes. You’ll find new ways to use up your apples, butternut squash soup recipes that are perfect for fall, and other ideas for using up those seasonal produce.

Here, you’ll find great canning advice, garden recipes, and so much more to help you make the most of your garden vegetables!

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