Monday, July 27, 2020

Harvest Monday - July 27, 2020

Time got away from me yesterday so I didn't get around to doing a harvest post and today has been a busy one with a visit from the plumber and the tree service so, phew, I'm just getting around to writing up a post. Better late than not at all.

Just a quickie though. I won't bore with another photo of squash and zucchini but here's a snap a zucchini dish that I tried. This is the Chunky Zucchini and Tomato Salad (Mafghoussa) from Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley's book Falastin. It's not the most appealing looking dish but the flavors more than make up for its homeliness. The veggies are first slight charred in a grill pan and then roasted in a hot oven, then cooled and cut up, then folded into a yogurt sauce that seasoned with garlic, lemon, date molasses, chiles, mint, and parsley. It is incredibly flavorful and I think it will be a regular during future zucchini seasons.

Other than zucchini I harvested the last of the snow peas before I removed the plants to make space for some pole beans. A few more small harvests of various snap beans added up to a nice haul for the week. 

A few immature Mehmet's Sweet Turkish peppers got chopped up to put in a salad.

And I got another big bunch of the Speedy arugula that self sowed when I pulled some plants that I had let go to seed to renew my seed stock. Speedy is living up to its name, the new patch that I intentionally sowed recently is already mature enough to harvest before I've gotten through the volunteers. The leaves are getting to be big but they are still mild.

That's it for this week. Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave on his blog Our Happy Acres, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.


  1. Plumbers here, too, at least there were, but they seem to have forgotten to finish the job. Thankfully no tree service. They routed the new pipes around it. Turkish peppers, aren't you lucky!

  2. I think the salad looks delicious - I'm a sucker for saucy things :) I learned about Speedy from you and it definitely lived up to it's mild description when I grew it.

  3. Except for some potted ones, my peppers are taking their sweet time here, and just now really blooming. Sometimes the tastiest dishes aren't always the prettiest I think, but I'm more interested in flavor anyway.

  4. It’s good to have a bank of courgette/zucchini recipes at this time of year. Funny how adopted the French word and you the Italian one.

  5. Your zucchini salad with yogurt sauce looks incredible. It'd be a great way to use up some of the cherry tomatoes I picked yesterday. And your beans look great, I think fresh beans are one of the best things from a garden.

  6. Your speedy rocket is amazing and i am always looking for ideas for courgettes - the Chunky Zucchini and Tomato Salad (Mafghoussa) sound great, i will have to check out the cookbook too.


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