The South Pointe Apartments and Homes community garden is ready for summer! Our community garden is a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful coastal weather. You’ll be able to spend time with neighbors and get to know your community while having fun and growing your own fruits, herbs and veggies! Wondering what to do with your crops? Try swapping produce with neighbors and maybe even throw a potluck at one of the grilling stations.
This year in the garden we will be seeing a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. Some of the things you can expect to see are:
Tomatoes are sweet and juicy and are a staple to the kitchen. Here are a few ways to use them in your own cooking.
Tomatoes are perfect for slicing and adding to burgers and sandwiches. Add some diced tomatoes to a green salad or pasta salad. Make some Caprese appetizers or even a Margherita pizza.
Jalapeno Peppers are spicy and a great way to add a kick to your food. Wondering how to use them? We’ve got a few ideas.
Dice up jalapenos and add them to homemade salsa or sauce. Grill them for a delicious charred spice or try something fun like bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers. Jalapenos can range in spice, so a little can go a long way.
Squash is sweet, soft and full of flavor. This vegetable is delicious if cooked right. Here are a few ways to try it.
Try cooking your squash and eating it like mashed potatoes, or dice it up and roast it for scrumptious addition to stir fry or soup. Squash is best when cooked thoroughly so give yourself plenty of cooking time.
Cucumbers are crisp and refreshing, making them perfect for summertime. Wondering how to incorporate them into your meals?
Cucumbers are the perfect summer vegetable. Slice them up for snacking, add them to a green or pasta salad or try your hand at making pickles! Try lemon and cucumber-infused water for a refreshing drink on a hot day.
Swiss Chard is something you might have never eaten, so give it a try! You just might like it. Here are a few ideas for how to try it.
Swiss chard can be steamed or sauteed and is great in soups, stir fry and casseroles. Swiss chard is exceptionally good in quiche or frittata. You can also eat the leaves raw in a salad for a punch of nutrients.