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Mum’s Garden and Shredded Pork Quesadillas

I love my Mum’s garden. Wooden barrels filled to overflowing with pansies, Johnny Jump Ups and fragrant alyssum, all bobbing in the cool evening breezes. I stopped by there tonight to pick up bunches of kale and freshly picked beets, and had to stop for a little stroll as the last of the sun’s rays peeked over the top of the barn.

I especially like the nasturtiums spilling down to the ground and clambering over the white picket fence, just waiting to be picked to add some peppery cheer to salads and sandwiches. It did my heart good to see such beauty AND get a Mum hug. ๐Ÿ™‚

Much to my delight I’m allowed to eat cheese again, just not heaps of it. Hooray!! So I celebrated this gift with Shredded Pork Quesadillas. I topped whole wheat tortillas with leftover Ginger Lime Shredded Pork (recipe here), added mild green chilies, sharp cheddar cheese and perky grape tomatoes, and got it melty and toasty under the broiler. Simple, fast and delicious. My kind of meal!

What is your favorite way to use leftover roast or chicken?

Shredded Pork Quesadillas
(Serves 2)


2 whole wheat tortillas
1-2 cups shredded pork
1 small can mild green chilies
handful grape tomatoes, quartered
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Lay tortillas on baking sheet.
  2. Layer with pork, chilies, cheese and tomatoes.
  3. Place under broiler until cheese is melted and tortilla edges browned and crispy.
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Sarah, Maison Cupcake - I’m crazy about quesadillas, I usually do mine with parma ham but shredded meat sounds a brilliant idea. Relish that cheese!

Valerie - What an enchanted garden! I would never want to leave such a beautiful spot. Those tortillas look delicious too!

Velva - Flowers in mild cool weather is stunning. I love it! Unfortunately for me, living in Florida’s sweltering sunshine, your mum’s beautiful flowers would be a lost cause (sigh). Your quesadillias on the other hand would be a perfect mid-week meal.

I use leftover meat in salads or soups. I need to re-think and add quesadillas to that list.

Katie@Cozydelicious - Your mom is so talented! What a bautful garden – all of those colors and shapes are just amazing! And your quesadeilla looks yummy – yippee for eating cheese again!

Krista - Me too, Duchess! ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - Thank you, Paradis! ๐Ÿ™‚ My Mum is so talented in gardening. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - Thank you, Elra. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think so too!

Krista - Oh, I’m so glad you’re a nasturtium lover too, Val. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are so cheerful!

Krista - I think so too, Zita! ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - Isn’t it lovely, Tracy? I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

G. - your mum’s garden is simply lovely!!

Faith - The garden is absolutely gorgeous! The quesadilla looks delicious too — perfect healthy meal for a busy night!

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Duchess - I’d love to have that garden one day!

mlle paradis - your mum’s garden is gorgeous! what an inspiration! and who doesn’t like quesadillas? what is not to like?

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elra - Oh goodness, your mum’s garden is so beautiful. Nustursium grow so happily there, must have full of love from your mum.

bellini valli - I spotted the nasturtiums right away since I grow them on my patio for that bit of colour and flavour in my salads.Love shredded pork too. I can use my crock pot and it just falls apart and no heating up the house!!

Zita - Wonderful garden!

Tracy - Wow, what a beautiful garden!

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