Monday, February 14

Summer - food

Wow - in the garden I have this awesome Zucchini called the yellow Crookneck ... some National Heritage variety that you can eat (when the bureaucrats aren't checking).

And then there's the SWEET Corn ... which is soooo SWEET!!

Kohl Rabi looks kind of ridiculous .. what kind of NON-SWAMP plant has it's roots above the ground? - RIDICULOUS!! But it actually tastes good. Nadine made some up raw with some salt (Deutsch-style) last night with SpƤtzle ... rockin!

Tomatoes coming out of our ears ... and our ears can't actually hold that many tomatoes ....

The Artichoke is flowering ... I had nooooo idea how bloody NEON the artichoke flower was gonna turn out to be. I also hadn't made the connection that the bit that you pull out of the artichoke (that gross stringy stuff that tastes all manky in your mouth) is turns out like an ugly duckling into the most crazy purple colour when it comes time to attract some bees. We found a bumble-bee dead in one of the flowers ... all that sugar! what a way to go.

what else ... ummm, beets by the tonne.

... raspberries ... the boysenberries are having a late run this Summer ...

The new olive tree has a few fruit on it!!

The Feijoa in the driveway does too ... but they come later ... man that tree needs to be controlled! You can almost not drive the car down the driveway anymore.

Nadine planted a grapevine ... we got one bunch of grapes within a few months ... but the bloody birds were checking them out too! What is it with the birds ... they're so greedy that they don't even eat the fruit when it's at it's best. They must have terrible digestion! Which is suppose is why their poop is so sloppy.

I got back into plating lettuces so in a week or so we can have salad on the table ...

OH yeah - the biggest turnips I have ever seen are out the back. Don't know what to do with them - any suggestions people?

Carrots - paris markets and the usual long ones ...

Taters .... kilos and kilos of taters ... it's time to MASH!!

and lots of other things ... I'm tired of typing now. Time to put these fingers back into the DIRT!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ijust watched DWT dance ... and yu can plant too! So what are you like with baking a pav eh? DDDD