first harvest and tostadas


{baked cheese on tortillas makes them crisp and crunchy}

{shredded poached chicken}

{tostadas salsa verde}

This is an awesome, 30 minute meal that adults and kids can build and assemble to their liking.  I seasoned a bowl of chicken following the recipe and kept a bowl of plain shredded chicken for the pickier kids.  Pulling a frozen bag of our applesauce out of the freezer kept it simple and truly a meal we were giddy with pride eating.


  • 4 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 3 ounces shredded (3/4 cup) pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded chicken breasts, from poached chicken or rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup jarred green salsa, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped, plus 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 3 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange tortillas on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle cheese evenly over tortillas; bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss together chicken, salsa, 1/4 cup cilantro, and cumin. Spoon mixture evenly over tortillas; bake until heated through, about 8 minutes.
  3. Top with lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve immediately, with additional green salsa, if desired.
Recipe from Martha Stewarts [amazon_link id="0307354164" target="_blank" ]Everyday Food: Great Food Fast[/amazon_link]

{apparently fairies are invited to the table to celebrate the harvest}

Johanna checks on her bean plants daily.  Ainsleigh, whom we affectionately call the "bag lady", spends her day with squash and cucumbers packed in some sort of bag, dragging it everywhere.  Caroline can be found popping cherry tomatoes in her mouth whenever she spots a red one.  And Annabelle likes spying all of the hidden cantaloupes among the many vines.

Although I rarely weed and thankfully for the Pennsylvania rain, rarely water, I am loving the fruits of our labors both through the harvest and through my girls' ecstatic discoveries everyday in it.

the sleepy time gal