Friday, July 23, 2010

When life

(or a 15 year old) gives you overripe cucumbers,


. . . make pickles.

These are the "quick dill pickles" from Keeping the Harvest, and I have no clue how they will taste. Still and all, it was an interesting experiment. I still have the rest of the cukes, both perfect and overripe, to process. I hope they turn out well -- we love dill pickles.

Oh, and I must mention my lunch because it was not only tasty and filling, but all of it save the oil came from my back yard. I fried thick slices of just-harvested potatoes, then pulled them from the pan, added thick slices of pattypan squash (see a theme yet?) and added sliced garlic once the squash began to brown. When those were done, a few Tat Soi leaves wilted in the pan and then I tossed them on top of the potatoes and then threw in a handful of raw Sungold tomatoes. Bliss in a bowl!

9 comments:

meemsnyc said...

We did pickles too! Yours look great! What kind did you do?
http://nycgardening.blogspot.com/2010/07/canning-my-new-addiction.html

Engineeredgarden said...

Oh goodness, the potatoes sound scrumptious!

suzeesews.com said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Heiko said...

We are pickling away cucumbers by the ton at the moment as well as munching on figs, a multitude of tomatoes, juicing the early falling apples and weeding, weeding, weeding... Oh and must see if there are any potatoes under that massive weed bed! Hopefully it'll look presentable when you're over.

Stefaneener said...

Meemsnyc, just easy dills. I'll do another batch today, I suppose. Too bad you can't taste the first one and ask the subsequent cukes to wait! Yours sound pretty good.

EG, trust a southerner to pick up on the frying! Olive oil -- that's the key : )

Suzee, want to come over for a tea snack some day?

Heiko, we'll think it's lovely no matter what.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Yummy!

Christine over at Idora Design and I were kicking around the idea of getting the garden bloggers in the greater Bay Area together for a little shindig. You could all come over to my house, eat some food, and cluck you tongues at the huge amounts of work I have yet to do. What do you think?

It would be nice to know each other better, in person.

Stefaneener said...

Lisa, I was just thinking about an August get-together. Want to do a progressive crawl? Breakfast at my place, lunch at your place and tea at Denise's?

Maybe we should try work parties. . .

Kristin said...

Even though they are yellow, I bet they will taste good because my mouth is watering just looking at the photo.

Stefaneener said...

Thanks, Kristin. It's almost time to open one so we can see.