My grandma and mom both canned and froze vegetables and fed their family from the garden every night in the summer. My favorites are homegrown tomatoes--the beefsteak variety are what I crave-- and I love green beans, fresh beets and lettuce and spinach. Other things are just because they are easy.
I don't really waste my time on growing things that I can get in my grocery store in good quality. You know, there are a lot of things I could grow, but I choose to use my time differently. The grocery store has good quality, fresh produce and I trust them to provide nutritious, safe food. Enough said.
So these days, I start my morning with a cup of coffee in hand, watering my containers and pulling a weed or two, while listening to the purple martins calling and chattering to each other. That is a blogpost in itself--my grandma loved purple martins! I do too, and as I enjoy my garden and the birds in the morning in the spring, I think of my grandma and the heritage she bestowed on us--to love digging in the dirt, growing delicious vegetables and being proud of what we produce!