Thursday, July 08, 2010
Today's menu, and a garden report
That's the dessert: Blackberry pie. We only have a little bit of ice cream, but such as we have, we shall divide equally, Cliff and I.
Fried green tomatoes are calling my name; I've already picked the tomatoes and washed them. The Bodacious sweet corn I planted for the first time this year is as good as people said it would be. It's an early variety, and very sweet. We had some yesterday, but there are some things you just don't get tired of; so it'll be on our plates today too.
My Yukon Gold potatoes succumbed to blight, but the potatoes are good-sized and usable anyhow. We'll have some new potatoes.
I'm getting cucumbers and sweet peppers, although even the peppers, planted on new ground, obviously have some problem with blight this year. I know all the rain we're getting this year has a lot to do with it. There will soon be eggplant ready, and I will probably end up pulling two of the four plants, maybe even three. I just don't know many people who like eggplant, or know what to do with it. I only have four because the plants came in a four-pack.
The good news is that Cliff works with a lady who has lots of zucchini; so in a week or so, I may be able to make ratatouille. I told him to see if she has any use for eggplant.