When you vegetable garden, when the cucumbers come it, there is a plethora of them. More than you, your family, friends and neighbors can possibly eat. Same goes for squash, peppers, eggplants. And yes, even tomatoes.
And every year, I would get stressed out because a fresh picked veggie is a time bomb. And we worked so hard to grow the things, but there is no physical way to eat them all or give them away.
But I have found a solution. Most food banks in this country are desperate for fresh produce. If you want a sugary snack, they have those for days. Fresh vegetable are a rarity. So through Share Our Strength and some asking around, I found a food bank near my house and will be donating the extras to them.
I am of the lucky ones. I do not have to stress about how to make food stretch or if I have to take my kid to the doctor or put gas in the car. And I have more than enough cucumbers this week.
I am a tiny Asian woman trying to navigate the Deep South. I have a profound love of all things deep fried.
I married a man seven years my junior (WHO IS THE ROCK STAR! JAYUUH!)
I have a well developed sense of humor and a poorly developed sense of spacial relations.
I share too much, which is why I need to blog to edit before I over share with people how often I poop and how I saw my first gray hair at 24 AND IT WAS NOT ON MY HEAD.
I had a child on February 2007 I had another child in October of 2011. My life has not been the same. It has gotten a lot better.
If you wish to contact me email me at minjenah at gmail dot com. I will respond, eventually.