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Monday, August 20, 2012

Harvest Monday

 Prize length cucumber.
 More basil than I know what to do with.
Picking tomatoes green and letting them ripen on the counter.

Other harvest may be viewed at

14 comments:

Jenny said...

that's one very large cucumber! basil and tomatoes look very lovely.

Patricia said...

Pesto, pesto, pesto. I also process it with a little water and then freeze in cubes to pop into recipes during the winter.
That is one healthy cucumber!

wilderness said...

That cucumber sure is a prize winner. I have given about 3 pounds of basil away. I really need to get some in the freezer for myself soon.

Crafty Cristy said...

I know that real foodies say it's a no no, but I love basil dried.

Betsy Adams said...

That is one long cucumber... Does it taste as good when it gets THAT big? I usually buy the small (pickling-type) cucumbers... They taste so much better than the big fat ones to me... I like their crispness...

Great harvest, Marcia.
Hugs,
Betsy

Barbie~ said...

Yes, pesto is what you do with it! :-D Yummy! Beautiful. Nice cuke, too.

Marcia said...

I don't have pine nuts but I imagine walnuts will do.

Marcia said...

It is one good cucumber. Doesn't look like I'll be getting anymore like that since the plants are dying now.

Marcia said...

Never tried to dry it.

Marcia said...

I've given it away too but I will have to make pesto and freeze more of it.

Marcia said...

I have frozen some already. I need to do more I suppose.

Marcia said...

It was really good. We had half of it in a salad last night.

Adventures in Agriburbia said...

I also pick my tomatoes before they are fully ripe! It saves them from the bugs and squirrels.

Mary Hysong said...

nice looking harvest! Basil=pesto! I'm somewhat addicted to pesto and can't ever seem to get enough! Next year I"ll triple the patch.

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