Monday, July 2, 2012

Harvest Monday July 2, 2012

Every Monday, Daphne hosts a Harvest Monday roundup.

I usually forget, and haven't photographed any recent harvests, but today was a good day. Without further ado, clockwise from the zinnias, Fagioli Pavoni bush beans, Parisian Pickling cucumbers sitting next to the bizarrely-shaped Cucumbers de Bourbonne, a bowl of Tristar strawberries, squash blossoms for lunchtime fritters, a mix of yellow wax beans and rattlesnake pole beans, both picked young for refrigerator pickles, the ugliest yellow crookneck squash in the world, small white pickling cucumbers, three Persian Baby cucumbers (picked at Papa, Mama, and baby size), then spiraling in toward the middle, a mix of romaine and crisphead lettuce leaves -- I think Speckled Trout is one of them, then a yellow crookneck squash, a handful of jalapeno peppers for pickled rings, and four Marketmore slicing cucumbers.

It's going to be a busy kitchen day. The kids have helped and are helping by rearranging cabinets and refrigerator so we can make things fit. There's a dozen jars of lime marmalade ready to be made into a pair of sticky marmalade cakes, thus freeing up jam jars for plum jam -- an exercise colleague brought bags of plums -- and some chickens roasting for picking.

Makes me hungry just thinking of it.


Daphne Gould said...

Beautiful harvest.

Annie*s Granny said...

That looks like a beautiful painting of a bouquet of flowers! Great variety you've harvested :-)

Michelle said...

You do have quite a mix of vegetables. Looks great!

kitsapFG said...

That is a bounty of really good eating and it's dang pretty to look at too!

Kristin said...

I love that photograph! And even more special is that fact that you grew it all. What a wonderful idea that Daphne has for Mondays.

Stefaneener said...

Daphne, thank you. I wouldn't have remembered to post it if not for your idea.

Granny, thanks! Don't you love those "men made of fruit" paintings? Maybe I'll try that some time!

Michelle, yep. Variety and spice and all that.

kitsapFG, thanks for stopping by. Very sweet of you to say so.

Kristin, thanks! It is a nice community thing.

A.N.N.'s Educational Services said...

nice photo. thanks to you we have been doing a better job of keeping track with how much we are harvesting, minus eggs.