Time to recall everything that came out of the garden in the past week. Only a couple of photos this time, above is a picking of Pimento de Padron peppers and Rat-tail radish pods. Below is another picking of Padrons, Piracicaba broccoli shoots, and Aleppo chile peppers.
The Pimento de Padron pepper plants are producing like crazy. I've been picking amounts shown in the photos pretty much every other day. Most of the time I simply saute them whole in olive oil until the skins blacken a bit the pods are soft, then sprinkle with coarse salt and serve. Yesterday I cooked up a batch but removed the stems and cut the peppers in pieces. Then I sauted some zucchini with chopped garlic, added the padrons to the pan, then poured in some beaten eggs, pushed everything around a bit until the eggs set, topped with some grated gruyere and served. Yum!
The Piracicaba plants produce just enough shoots to serve two this week. The bunch shown above was blanched until tender and then tossed with olive oil, Aleppo pepper flakes, and grated parmigiano. Another yum.
Most of the Rat-tail radish pods went into a pickling solution and the rest of them have been consumed raw. They taste just like radish roots.
I cut off the caps on all of the Aleppo chile peppers and have been putting the pods out to dry in the sun. When coarsely ground, these peppers make a great substitute for store bought chile pepper flakes.
Also harvested in the past week:
- 4 Black Sea Man tomatoes
- 2 Galinas cherry tomatoes
- 6 Isis Candy cherry tomatoes
- 6 Black cherry tomatoes
- more Rat-tail radish pods
- more zucchini than I care to admit to
- numerous basil sprigs
- one small head of di Jesi cauliflower
And here's the bit that I always forget to mention - for more great harvest posts check out Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday.