Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Week 13--The Mark of Fall

So here it is Tuesday 1:30 and I haven't even finished harvest yet! Loads of new fruits are ripening up in the garden. Hope you guys enjoy them as much as i enjoy growing them!!!

Okay and I also admit, I am running a little late--regrouping after our little trip away this weekend, canoeing!
Edemame Soybeans--These delectable beans are a little bit of work, but oh so worth it. Remove the pods from the plant and boil them in salt water for about 7 minutes, or until soft. Slide the pod through your teeth and "suck" out the beans (don't eat the pod!). I also like to sprinkle olive oil and garlic over them after they are cooked so you get this flavor as they pass through your teeth.
Melons--The yellow ones are a Honeydew called Orange Honey. It has firm flesh and is sooo sweet!

The netted ones are a muskmelon called Halona. They also have softer orange flesh and are super sweet too!

Coming soon--small red-fleshed watermelon called Little baby Flower

Cucumbers are tomatoes are all you can eat this week. Meaning no need to weigh. Feel free to take up to 10# of each for canning and freezing.
Cucumbers with pasta
This can be made ahead of time, put in the frige and then brought to room temp just before tossing with the pasta
1# cucs
salt and pepper
white wine vinegar
1.5# ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbs chopped parsley
1 Tbs chopped basil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 # spaghetti
parmaseam cheese
Seed cucs and dice into 1/4 pieces. Toss with 1/2 tsp salt and 2 Tbs vinegar. Let sit for 30 minutes., then drain. Dice tomatoes and combine with thte cucs, onions, garlic, herbs and olive oil. Taste and add more items as needed. Toss the mixture with pasta.

1 comment:

  1. right now we are loving lots of cucumbers, peppers, garlic and olive oil with crusty bread, tomatoes, melons.

    beautiful picture.....you and Simon.
    we are enjoying fall, too.

    becky and family