Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Harvest Monday, August 27,2012

Ok, I know it is actually Tuesday, but I still wanted to post my harvests. I didn't weight anything, and I'm sure there were actually some that escaped photographing, but here is most of what we harvested this past week.


Most of the things coming in from the garden are arriving out of necessity, which I am very proud of. I usually give away most of our yummies and hardly use any, I have no idea why.  I think I am just too used to making grocery lists and using what I buy that way and forgetting that I have a kind of nice garden outside. The eggplant and tomatoes were immediately cooked up in a Rogan Gjost that I have been craving. The eggplant were wonderfully sweet and melt in your mouth good. And the home grown tomatoes added a depth to the meal that is usually absent in store bought tomatoes.




Another night I did use store bought tomatoes to make a dish called chicken Nartaya with the jalapenos and bell peppers from the garden. Yum, yum, yum!



And this whole lot almost escaped being photographed.  I finally got my mommy morning to run sans stroller and brought these to my friends. The box of tomatoes went to the nice lady who volunteered to watch baby girl while I ran my 7 miles. I figured I could be away from her about an hour, but not the usual 4 hours I am gone on Saturday morning with driving, running, gabbing and grubbing. It worked out well, I got almost free childcare!  The same lady is coming over this Friday to watch all three kiddos while we go to see Les Mis with some friends. Wish her luck!


I spend a good amount of time pulling out still productive plants that were covered in buggies and removing roots from areas that (hopefully) will be planted soon. More on that later!

I hope your gardens are all doing well, and hope on over to Daphne's Dandelions to see what others are harvesting today (ok, yesterday).

9 comments:

  1. you have a very nice harvest~ I don't know if I"m going to get any pics this coming week; both my camera batteries are dead and I can't figure out where I left the charger \! ....

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    1. Ugh, I hate that. Good luck on your hunt! I know that best buy sells kits for camera battery charging that you can change depending on the battery. we had to get one when we traveled back east and forgot our charger. It's nice to have o
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  2. Good to have company for posting late :)
    Nice harvest, we've been eating lots of eggplants and squash lately, you gotta try this trombone squash, it's crazy, one plant can easily feed a family of 6!
    I will have seeds for the Chinese luffa later in the year.

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    1. I will definitely try the trombone squash next summer, looks cool and the boys should like that, as long as they don't use them as weapons. Oh, if you do save seeds, I would love to try my hand at growing them next summer!

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  3. Them pepers look yummy, nice harvest:D

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  4. Great harvest! I love the combo of tomatoes and eggplant cooked down...

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  5. I would love the recipe for Rogan Gjost. I love eggplant. Yours look yummy. I have flowers again. Maybe I'll have some eggplants in a little while.

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  6. Nice list! Thanks for that. Homemade can’t be beat. You control everything that goes in and create the greatest dishes.FeedEggFeedEgg.netTechube

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