Here's what came out of my garden in the past week. There would have been lots more to show if I hadn't been gone for a few days. I haven't harvested anything since the 17th. The tomatoes are really coming in now! I'm in heaven...
Here's a tray full of cherry tomatoes: Black Cherry, Galinas, and Isis Candy. Some of these became Oven Candied Cherry Tomatoes: Toss the tomatoes with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, spread on a rimmed cookie sheet, roast at 300F for about 2 hours until shrunken, shriveled, and caramelized. Yummy good and they keep in the fridge for a long time.
Blue Beech paste tomatoes and Black Sea Man.
Clockwise from the upper left: Giantesque, Caspian Pink, Paul Robeson, Hillbilly, Chocolate Stripes, and Aunt Ruby's German Green.
Piracicaba broccoli shoots, Plaza Latina Giant tomatillos, runty little Marconi Purple sweet peppers (the runts are just as tasty as the full size peppers), Pimento de Padron peppers, and Purple tomatillos. And what is probably the last zucchini. It's not powdery mildew that did the zukes in, it was a mole (a family of moles?) that seemed intent on rototilling one of my beds. It severed most of the zucchini roots and pushed a bunch of seedlings around. Dang rodents...
I've been roasting the tomatillos and packing them in containers and freezing them. The purple tomatillos keep a lot of their purple color when cooked. The broccoli has been coming in faster than we can eat it, so I've been blanching and freezing that also.
More Pimento de Padrons and tomatillos. Lots of roasted Padrons in the freezer now.
And another bunch of Piracicaba broccoli shoots, a couple of Christmas Bell peppers (C. baccatum), and the first Palace King cucumber.
Join in the harvest fun at Daphne's Dandelions!
Now, I really have to get out to the garden and do some harvesting. Y'all come on back next week and see what I found...