Thank you dear readers for your get well wishes. My shoulder is much, much better, not 100% but getting there. If only I can remember not to overdo things.
We had about an inch of rain on Sunday, 8/31, followed by hot weather this past week, the crops, especially the heating loving ones, took off.
Chinese Long Beans – Green & Red Noodles
One Snow Peas & 2 Sugar Snap Peas
Heat loving Chinese long beans flourished, the above is only part of the week’s harvest.
Cut into about 1½ inch length, blanch and froze for winter use. To learn about Chinese long beans and recipes, click here.
Something is wrong with my snow peas and sugar snap peas plants. They are only about 18 inches tall but flowering and producing (quite small) peas pods.
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San Marzano Tomatoes
The above is one day’s harvest
The above basket of tomatoes plus the rest of the week’s harvest were used to make a batch of tomato sauce using the Classic Tomato Sauce recipe from the Meatball Shop cookbook. Click here for the original recipe. I substituted my fresh San Marzano tomatoes for the boxed/canned tomatoes called for in the recipe. Cooled and froze for later use.
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Ping Tung Eggplants
The eggplants were so fresh and tender decided to just cut into bite-sized pieces and make a simple braise with leek and garlic. Seasoned with S&P, light soy sauce, Shao Hsing wine, a little broth and white miso. Was delicious but not a pretty dish, so no photo.
To learn more about Ping Tung eggplant and a recipe, click here.
Eggplant (tall large leaf plant in center of photo) among annuals
The 2 lighter colored eggplants with the greener calyx in the previous photo were grown in the ground among my annuals. They (the fruits) were at the lower part of the plant and shaded from the sun by the annuals. Wondered if that is why they have lighter color. The one at the bottom was grown in a container and exposed to full sun.
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Part of a day’s harvest, I needed a larger container.
Did not expect so many ripe figs all at once from my one container grown tree.
Greek Yogurt with Figs, Strawberries & Peaches
(Not a good photo, need to take some food styling lessons from my food stylist blogging friend, Eva of Kitchen Inspirations)
Tossed cut up figs, strawberries and peaches with Greek yogurt. Garnished with blackberry and chocolate mint. The fruits were so sweet no sweetener was needed. (Glad I tasted before adding honey.) The peach was from a friend everything else came from my garden. Wanted to add lemon zest but I don’t have a lemon tree and forgot to pick up lemons when I went shopping.
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