Monday, June 14, 2010

Harvest Monday - And the Zucchini Plays On.

Lots of yummy goodness got picked this week. I only wish the cucumbers would hurry up! Last week, Momma_S over at Gardening With Care posted how to make microwaved potato chips with her potato harvest and that's exactly what we did with these. It was excellent! We thought to save them for lunch, but the boy and I scarfed them all down before they finished cooling. Definitely something I'll be trying again!
Here's some more zucchini and beans. I picked another round of beans, five more zucchini and three eggplants also this week, but the boy's "camping out" in the room with the camera adapter so I haven't loaded those pictures. I certainly need some squash to balance out that zucchini, and QUICK! Last night I also picked several jalapenos and made some more poppers, this time wrapped in bacon! So much better, my friends. However, I was perplexed because some of the jalapenos were very, very hot and others were pleasantly mild, all off of the very same plant. What could cause some peppers to be hot and some not when they came off of the same plant? In other garden news, I tried to string a grid for my new cucumbers yesterday, but it was a tad bit too short, so I need to attach another piece to elongate it. Hopefully I can do that today or tomorrow. Be sure to hop on over to Daphne's to see what everyone else is harvesting today!

12 comments:

  1. They vary in heat I think depending on all different circumstances, water, hot temps, etc. I found that mine were almost unbearably hot in September! It is also said that "corking" is a sign of heat, although I haven't necessarily found it to be true. We love playing "roulette" with our poppers, mixing a few different weeks of harvest together in one batch for a nice surprise, LOL! Think I may have to try those chips, we are going to have a problem once we dig our potatoes since we have no storage.

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  2. Everything looks so good! It will be a while before we have zucchini and eggplant here!

    I am going to have to try the potato chips too :)

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  3. Eggplant??? I still can't believe far ahead you are from the rest of us. It must be nice to have such a long growing season.

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  4. No squash here, but there's lots of cucumbers! That's probably the only thing I have that's ahead of yours...

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  5. It took me a minute to figure out that the white thing in the 1st pic was a blossom. LOL I was like, "Why does she have a deviled egg in her picture?!?!"

    I'm glad you enjoyed the potato chips! They didn't last long for us either... DH was working late, so I ate most of them! HA!

    I wonder if "age" has anything to do with the heat of the peppers. I know that stress makes a difference with spiciness, but I've only heard of that with a plant to plant comparison...

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  6. Yeah, I never know how hot our peppers are gonna be until I bite into one. Sometimes they're hot, sometimes they're not!

    I wonder if you can make chips out of zucchini? ;-)

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  7. Eggplants already, nice! My plants are only now starting to flower...

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  8. Such a nice and varied harvest. I can't wait to get more variety. Though I was happy enough to get some scapes and a turnip for a change.

    Hot peppers are weird that way. There is one variety whose name escapes me right now that the Spanish eat as tapas. The fun of it is that it is playing pepper roulette. Most are mild peppers, but occasionally you hit the hot one. Maybe the fun of it is watching your table mates play roulette though.

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  9. Look at you! What a great harvest! I can't wait to try the potato chips....hmmm zucchini chips. That would be interesting.

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  10. Whats the plans with the eggplant?

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  11. I put eggplant in everything that I'd use zucchini in. Yesterday it was in a hot artichoke, zucchini, onion, garlic and tomato dip for crackers and tonight it was in sauteed veggies with a creamed sherry alfredo sauce with chicken over creamed grits!

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  12. Looks good, especially your eggplant. Never know what to do with eggplant. Your dishes sound good though!

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