Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

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.