I've been experimenting with different recipes that use the veggies from my garden. Sometimes that requires learning a whole new cuisine. This modified Asian beef stir fry contained pok choy, chives, cayenne peppers and green beans all freshly picked from the garden.
I'm always looking for new ingredients that I can grow. I bought the ginger root I used in this recipe, but there's some really healthy culinary ginger doing just fine in my garden right now. Next spring I should be able to harvest some
Other ingredients I bought were, ginger, beef, sesame seed, oyster sauce, garlic, soy sauce and sesame seed oil. I'm going to grow garlic this year and hopefully I won't need to buy that ingredient.
I cooked the beef and green beans first. Then I threw in the pok choy to just wilt it. Very yummy and worth the effort!
Now almost all of the vegetables, seasonings, and herbs I use for cooking I grow in my zone 9 garden. It's so easy and much more fun to go out and pick my own. Best of all it tastes worlds better than the well traveled grocery store fare.
Here is a list of herbs and seasonings I am currently growing:
Veggies I am currently picking:
Soon to be picking:
Purple Hull peas