Our garden should be capable of providing most of the necessary vegetables, but we're not quite there yet.
Last night: Harvest beef stew with locally raised meat, our own garlic, potatoes and carrots, diced tomatoes and hearty chunks of onions, turnip, rutabaga and parsnip.
2013's unorganized, busy spring followed by our mid-summer mishap derailed plans to grow more root crops. But, this year, I have seeds in hand for two varieties each of turnips, rutabagas and parsnips -- and timetables for sowing them.
The night before: Caribbean stew with black beans, sweet potatoes, apples, diced tomatoes, jalapeños, onions and sweet peppers. All served over steamed brown rice.
We have most of this one covered. My stumbling blocks? Waiting for our apple trees to produce fruit and curing the sweet potatoes. The Spitzenburg, at 5 years old, may finally fruit this fall. And, I've found at least two varieties of sweet potatoes that can be grown in Zone 5; we just haven't figured out how best to dry them after harvest.
So, delicious? Yes!
But we still need a year or two to get it just right.