Counting Our Veggies

Please join us as we focus on learning about and trying one vegetable each week.


We’ve Been Away from Our Blog, But Not Away from Our Veggies

Our last blog post was in March. Since then, we have been busy with a few annoying illnesses, some fun travel, finishing up Lucie’s first year of K12 virtual school and enjoying the outdoors after a long, cold winter. One of our outdoor projects is our vegetable garden. We are going to change our blog, for now, from focusing on one vegetable each week to sharing what we are growing in and eating from our vegetable garden. While we have not had time to write blog posts lately, we have taken some pics of some of the new veggies we have tried and of our garden. We hope to share those with you soon, starting with our next post on blue potatoes.

Digging in the Dirt

They couldn’t wait to dig for worms this spring.

Early Garden

Dave planted tomatoes while the kids dug for worms.



Theo's Radishes

We had good luck with our radish crop. I wish we had planted more of them.

Garden Growing

Corn and Potatoes



Blue Potatoes and Baked Blue Potato Chips

Dave has always wanted to grow potatoes and this year he finally did. He planted blue potatoes on April 5th.


I was just sure that he planted them too early. They even got snowed on in mid-April.

But, by mid-May, they had pretty flowers on them.

Blooming Potatoes

Yesterday, Dave decided to dig one of the plants up to see if we had any blue potatoes. We did!


They are even blue on the inside.

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We decided to make baked potato chips out of them. We sliced them with our Pampered Chef slicer and then tossed them with a few tablespoons of peanut oil and sea salt.

20140714-120707-43627590.jpgSliced Potatoes

We placed them on cookie sheets with silicone baking mats and baked them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. The cooking time varies with the thickness of the slices. A few of our slices were thicker and had to go back into the oven for a few more minutes.


When they were crispy, we sprinkled them with a bit more sea salt and some finely minced fresh rosemary from our herb garden. Then we let them cool on a paper towel.


The kids could not wait to try them.


We were not surprised to get three enthusiastic two thumbs up ratings. Dave and I loved them too! Just looking at these pictures makes me want to make some more.

Three Two Thumbs Up

If you have a garden, consider growing some potatoes. They were much easier to grow than I thought they would be. (Especially with Dave doing all of the digging.) We all thought it was extra fun to grow blue ones.