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Monday, July 16, 2012

Harvest Monday & Blogging Anniversary!

Another Monday; another harvest report.  This past week's harvest is a mixture of produce: green and jalapeno peppers there ready and waiting when needed, cucumbers forming nicely, basil at its finest, the first ripe tomatoes, green beans and zucchini.

Below is the Goldie tomato picked last Thursday.  It didn't get eaten until Friday so discovered then that its bottom markings didn't go into the fruit.  It was sweet and juicy.
 
The garlic I pulled last month to cure in the heat of the garage was ready for clean up on Friday.  There's a nice lot there.


It's zucchini time!  These 4 beauties were picked on Sunday afternoon so they wouldn't become baseball bats.  It will be zucchini at every meal for days to come.  Last night one was sliced on the diagonal, sauteed in butter, seasoned with basil, salt & pepper and then a sprinkling of grated mozzarella was added just before serving to melt over it all.  None was leftover!  Tonight will likely be a stir fry with zucchini.  Tomorrow night - I'll have to check the recipe book.

Green peppers are nice because they can be picked at any time and eaten.  This one will go in the stir fry tonight too.  Others may stay on there and grow until needed.
The second Goldie, eaten Sunday sliced with a light poppy seed dressing.
Some of the lovely basil that I need to harvest this week and freeze for winter use.

A picking of green beans with a smattering of blueberries.



The beans seeded on Monday are up an inch high already.  The new lettuce is showing its first leaves too.  And this tiger lily has finally decided it was time to show it's stuff.

See other harvest posts at Daphne's Dandelions.

Today is my blogging 4th anniversary.  A special thank you goes to my daughter, Emily of Greens and Jeans, who set the example for me and got me started.   I couldn't have done it without her tutoring and technical assistance.



11 comments:

Mary Hysong said...

your garlic looks really good and so does that tomato! Wonderful harvest!

Robin said...

Well Happy Blogiversary to you!! Boy, your harvests are really looking good! That sliced tomato is to die for!

Marcia said...

Thank you, Robin and Mary. I can't believe it's been 4 years on this blog already. Where does the time go?

Jenny said...

Very lovely harvest!

Crafty Cristy said...

Beautiful harvests. My basils were really quite small this year. I am still hoping to get enough to dry before winter.

Daphne said...

Beautiful harvest. The zucchini sounds yummy. I should try it the next time I pick a zucchini.

Stoney Acres said...

A very tasty looking harvest. I have to admit I'm a bit jealous of your zucchini (I never thought I'd say those words). We lost both our plants to wilt this year so this will be the first year in 15 seasons that we don't have any zucchini. :( Happy Anniversary!!

Marcia said...

A summer without zucchini what a bummer.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marcia, Congrats on your blogaversary!!!! I've been blogging since June of 2006 ---but didn't switch to Blogger until Jan., 2009.....

Love seeing all of the veggies/fruits... Looks incredible... I used to love Yellow Tomatoes (but haven't had one in a long time)....

The Tiger Lily is gorgeous. We have this one --but the chipmunks or squirrels must have dug it up since it didn't bloom this year. We have alot of trouble with that in our side flowerbed especially...

We do have one gorgeous tiger lily --which I'll post on a blog soon.

Hugs,
Betsy

Bee Girl said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Your tomato looks divine! Great harvests this week!

wilderness said...

Wow love the garlic. I just ordered some to plant this fall. Have never had much luck but am hoping.

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