Finally, a kid after my own heart: Lydia eats tomatoes right from the garden! Yesterday, I picked a tomato, and she wanted to hold it. I let her. I checked on the zucchini (which is not doing well), and when I turned back around, she had already eaten half of it! Her little face was covered in tomato juice. She kept saying "MMMM" after each bite! It was too cute. She ate another one today.
In other news, Malachi has finally tried the zucchini cake, and now loves it. He refused to try it the first 2 times I made it, but the third time, he finally took a bite and discovered that it doesn't taste like zucchini, and now he loves it, too.
Elijah and Malachi have assured me that they will try cherry tomatoes, but not "real" tomatoes. I guess that's progress. They were very excited to pull out their own carrots today and munch on them for a little snack.
I have lots of basil, and it's doing great. I've made a couple of batches of pesto. Malachi and Lydia love it, although Elijah won't eat it. We like to top ravioli or tortellini with fresh pesto. I also like it on salad and veggies.
So far, I've only had a few tomatoes a day, and Lydia and I are eating them up, but soon the garden should be absolutely exploding with tomatoes. Yummm.... I'm looking forward to canning lots of salsa and tomato sauce.
I will try to get some pictures and write a bit more soon. It's been a bit hectic this week; Nathaniel's in England, and Lydia wants to nurse all the time, so it's hard to get much done.