Friday, January 7, 2011

The ones that got away

I've been away five days, and I did post someone on minimal garden duties, but the courgettes proved too demanding. I picked the above this morning from my two plants, and they are still sitting on the bench while I muse what to do with them. I think a couple can go to the chooks, and I'll make up a batch of soup with the others. I don't like the thought of making soup in this hot sticky weather, but once made, luke warm courgette soup is actually quite nice. I should try it chilled.

The sweet cherry tomatoes have been well picked (and appreciated) in my absence, but I did manage to discover some other tomatoes which were hiding amongst my very overgrown vines.

These are 'tommy toe' I think. They are a bit larger than a small cherry tomato, but still appealing in their small roundness. These will be perfect  roasted for guest breakfasts, drizzled with some fresh basil pesto. 

These are my first succesful 'purple cherokee' 'tomatoes. They are large and luscious and and I am going to see if the corner shop has any fresh mozarella cheese, if so the combination will make a yummy dish for dinner.

And while we are on the topic of large vegetables, check out this 'bull's blood' beetroot (in my hand for scale).

Now off to investigate diseases in vineyard (not happy), and if time I'm keen to start hauling out the garlic which has well and truly flopped over.

1 comment:

  1. I'm also battling a bumper crop of zucchini (looking after Jessicah's garden as well). Made zucchini and carrot muffins yesterday and zucchini loaf - both YUM(just looked up recipes on web)! Used 4 cups of grated zucchini in total, so not bad. I'm enjoying them pan fried in garlic butter and grated into salads as well as the usual quiches etc....