There is something so gratifying about digging in the dirt and growing your own fruits and veggies. Even as a young girl I insisted on planting a garden every year growing up on the farm and I loved it just as much then as I still do today! My girls have always been good eaters and I truly believe getting them in the garden and the kitchen plays such a big part in that!
Another lesson I relearn each year is how much physical labor is involved in digging in the garden. In two hours, a pre-garden blood sugar of 132, three carbohydrate snacks, and no bolus to cover any of them I hovered in the low 80's and maintained that for another two hours after finishing. It made me wonder if we all still ate out of a garden and didn't ever discover preservatives other than the act of canning if diabetes would even be around. Of course, sampling the frosting for Addison's birthday cake yesterday as I was finishing it pulled the ol' blood sugar up with no problem but guessing if I ate a piece of that decadent cake while gardening I would need a whole lot less insulin to cover it!
Veggies are great but my herbs are my favorite part of the growing season so I was so excited to find these containers at Target to hang on my deck that is just off our kitchen. Now my herbs are right there while I am making dinner! I labeled each with a wine cork and Sharpie stuck on a toothpick. So happy with these little beauties and even more excited to find some new recipes that use rosemary, basil, mint, dill, or my favorite...cilantro!
Happy gardening, friends!