Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tomato harvest better than expected

I am more than pleased with the tomato harvest this year, considering the cool slow start they had. The small red tomato 'Bloody butcher' is sweet and juicy, one I keep in a bowl on the kitchen counter as a healthy 'snack' along with the small yellow 'Sun Sugar' which is like eating candy. The larger fruit 'Siletz'  I like sliced for sandwiches. Brandywine is still not ripe, so I won't bother with this one again.

This is the last of the blueberries, and oh! my goodness, there are so many big plump blackberries this year. These grow wild on our 10 acre property and I gladly share with the flocks of starling who squabble and fight over the berries. There are two quart  jars full of measured juice from blackberries in the freezer, ready to make into jelly during the cold months of winter.
Last of all there are the zucchini. I only grow two plants, the second is only if the first fails. A family can eat only so much zucchini. *grin* What we don't eat, the semi-tame rabbits are only too happy to help out.

1 comment:

BobG said...

My wife uses the extra zucchini to make zucchini bread.
I like eating zucchini raw in salads while it is still fairly small.