I mentioned a few days ago that our vegetable glut was starting, and man, oh man, has it! Today was the day for watering and collecting, and we came up a treat.
This is my favourite time of year. We get more than enough for our household, so we can give some away. This is the reason we always grossly overplant – because it doesn’t add that much work, but it does mean that we can give veggies away to our friends. They don’t have any land of their own, so don’t have the luxury of daily fresh vegetables, fresh from the garden.
We also give some to our neighbor, yesterday sending him home with a few zucchini! (He does have quite a bit of land, but not everyone feels like spending hours every week growing vegetables!)
So today we picked: eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, crookneck squash, tarragon and parsley. So on the menu this week will be another round of cucumber soup (yum!!), more fried eggplant, and the first of an old favorite recipe – crustless zucchini quiche.
We’re seeing our friends tonight, so we are giving them a big bag of veg each! One of our friends always has a lot of visitors in the summer, so we give her extra – it costs a lot of money to feed guests, but costs us nothing to help her out with fresh vegetables!
Here’s what today’s harvest looked like.