This could be one of my last colorful harvest posts before the greens start to dominate the garden.
I harvested the first Stregonta borlotti beans as shell beans.
The newly shucked beans turned out to be white with purple markings.
One pod had beans with a reverse pattern, purple with white markings.
The rest of the crop is maturing quickly so there will be more of these in future harvest posts.
And there is more purple to be seen in another harvest of eggplant. These are some Black Beauty eggplants.
I also harvested all the Amish Paste tomatoes that showed any sign of ripening, plus a few other blushing tomatoes, some yellow and green (ripe) cherry tomatoes, and a few Diamond eggplants. Truly, a nice colorful harvest for early November.
The previous harvest of blushing Amish Paste tomatoes ripened on the kitchen counter and I used part of it to make an incredibly delicious tomato sauce from Marcella Hazan's book The Classic Italian Cookbook. It is a deceptively simple recipe, just tomatoes, butter, salt, and a touch of sugar. I made a double batch and froze it in portions. For tonight I have the makings for one of my favorite vegetable stews, a Turkish dish of lentils, eggplant, green chiles (to be harvested today), tomatoes, onion, mint, and pomegranate molasses. Mmmm, just the thing for a cool autumn night. The recipe can be found on the Food and Wine Magazine website.
Last night I made a warm salad of chanterelles from the farmers market sauteed with olive oil, pancetta and sweet onions, and then I tossed in strips of napa cabbage from the harvest the week before last. I just wilted the cabbage and then seasoned it all with salt, pepper, and moscato vinegar. That was good!
Here's the harvests from last week:
Stregonta Borlotti beans - 9.5 oz in the shell, 5.8 oz. shucked
Black Beauty eggplant - 2 lb., 8.7 oz.
Diamond eggplant - 14 oz.
Pimento de Padron peppers - 2.6 oz.
Amish Paste Tomatoes - 4 lb., 12.1 oz.
Aunt Ruby's green cherry tomatoes - 2 lb., 1 oz.
Black Krim tomatoes - 15.4 oz.
Chianti Rose tomaotes - 1 lb., 1.4 oz
Galinas cherry tomatoes - 1 lb., 4.1 oz.
Japanese Trifele tomatoes - 8.3 oz.
The total harvests for the week were - 14 lb., 13.1 oz.
The total harvests for the year have been - 538 lb., 11.6 oz.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.