Sunday, September 27, 2009

A taste of this and a taste of that which is to come ...

This Golden picture of lusciousness is the first harvest of my zucchini and straight-neck squash.
I sauteed several small squashed in a pan with onions and olive oil, seasoned with sea salt, pepper, and a few twists from my dried porcini mushroom mill.
Then sprinkled a little parmesan cheese on the top to finish it. It was delicious.

There are several other things in the vegetable garden that aren't quite ready yet, but promise goodness yet to come.
The recent rains have the lime tree bursting with blooms and itty-bitty limes.
The canteloupe given to me by Meredith, of Great Stems, is going like gangbusters and nestled down among the dozens of pretty yellow blooms, one happy little canteloupe.

And of all my tomato plants, this one is the furthest along. It's a Via Italia, a roma tomato that I bought at the Natural Gardener, planted with the canteloupe, squash and celeriac on August 10th. There are a few other tiny tomatoes on the other plants, but they look like little buttons for now, so we'll wait to profile them!

8 comments:

Lancashire rose said...

You certainly had a wonderful crop of yellow squash and all those tomatoes. Don't forget that if they don't all ripen green tomato chutney could be the answer.

Diana said...

Lancashire Rose - They sure were tasty. I've never made green tomato chutney - I usually window-ripen them indoors if a freeze comes. I'll have to remember that, I'm sure I'd like it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

OH yumm, that plate of squash looks so gooood.

Diana said...

Lisa - Yep - it was. I love eating out of the garden. Next I'll make my squash and carmelized onion soup.

Gail said...

I haven't gotten any squash gifts this entire season...I wonder what happened to their crops! It does look delicious, too. gail

Diana said...

Gail -- Well, I'd suspect squash vine borers. They are why I never plant squash, but in my traumatized state from having to rip out the summer tomatoes, I bought squash again and planted them in August. Glad I did!

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

I love your recipes! When I see you this week, must find out about the porcini mushroom mill.

Squash and carmelized onion soup? Please post the recipe!

And fascinated about planting squash in August. . .will add to list.

Diana said...

Ah, Linda - if you remember to ask me about the mill, I will give you one! It is amazing and my favorite little cooking secret!