Friday, June 22, 2012

Harvesting

It's that time of year when I ask myself, should I buy zucchini or wait til it is big enough to pick?

The very next day I am looking for someone to unload  gift several zucchinis. I picked two on Tuesday, four on Thursday and two more this morning when I walked the dawgs.
Where are the vine borers when I need them?

I jest.

I am thrilled to have healthy plants.
But my pest problems are appearing in the form of Japanese beetles, which I am gleefully squishing with my bare fingers. The green beans are being attacked and several leaves are lace already. I must be vigilant.
I did pick our first bunch of beans and thought ahead to buy sliced almonds. We can make a meal of green beans almondine anytime now.
 I steamed the beans in a bit of water, and then setting them in a covered dish, I tossed in some butter and almonds and just a bit of salt and pepper, and in minutes we were having our lunch.


Accompanying the beans, red seedless grapes and a slab of roasted pork loin. Perfect summer fare.


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11 comments:

  1. Jackie B8:32 AM

    Looks great. My green beans never make it in the house as I love to eat them fresh off the plant.

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  2. Time to start harvesting squash flowers and stuffing them with something delish.... and enjoy all the more as there will be one less zucchini in two weeks...

    Beautiful veggies....

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  3. What beautiful veggies! I just bought corn at the farmer's market yesterday and am having an ear for breakfast. It's 3/$1.00 but should get cheaper as it gets more plentiful. I can't wait for your stories about being overtaken by zucchini. LOL.

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  4. Whoa! Here in Oregon, we haven't had enough sunshine to grow a tomato flower yet.
    UGGGG!

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  5. living here in London (UK) unfortunately we dont always get the weather! Your produce looks gorgeous.

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  6. What a wonderful time for a veggie gardener! I've been blogging about my adventures as well. Third year and the word has finally gotten out that we're here and our stuff is delicious: japanese beetles, flea beetles, squash vine borers, stink bugs, and throw in early blight for good measure. But they're right -- it is delicious!

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