Gardens are in full swing about now and gardening with your kids is a great way to learn about farming! Are your tomatoes wilting in the heat no matter how much you water them? Did squash bugs kill your cucumber plants and eat holes in your watermelons? Did you plant sweet corn too late and have nothing but scraggly stalks to show for all your hard work? These are problems farmers face each day.
But there are also great rewards to gardening with your kids– eating! One of our family’s favorite ways to enjoy fresh veggies is the all-American favorite, pizza! We grow cherry tomatoes and basil plants in our garden, but you can make up your own recipes, based on what you planted.
Start with a crust. I love to bake a crust using the package mix from the grocery store, but you can buy pre-made crusts or use a homemade recipe. Cook the crust with no toppings.
Add mozzarella cheese. Lots of cheese.
Cut cherry tomatoes in half and arrange over the cheese. Pull basil leaves off the plant, rinse, and arrange with tomatoes.
Grill the pizza over medium heat or cook in a 450 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or cheese is melty.
Eat and enjoy the fruits of your labors!