I've been visiting family down on the farm where internet connections aren't always available to me. I am on briefly this morning and thought I'd show some photos of my kitchen garden I took a couple of weeks ago.
I am still disappointed with the amount of produce I've been able to harvest this summer. Tomatoes? The plants are loaded with large, green tomatoes. I have picked one small, red tomato so far and I haven't even eaten it! I left it behind on my kitchen counter.
Cabbage, as usual, are quite abundant. The purple cabbage I planted in the raised beds filled with new soil, are mammoth. I see cabbage soup, stuffed cabbage, cabbage salads... etc., etc... in my future. I like cabbage (to a point).
It's been a summer of beets, jalapeños, green beans, and red onions. I expect to find eggplant and zucchini when I return, and that's only if the squirrels haven't eaten them. They seem to be broadening their palate. I don't remember, ever, competing with squirrels for such a wide range of vegetables. It started several years ago with tomatoes, but they have now moved on to a more diverse diet.
My father-in-law has two large peach trees on his farm and no one has been picking them! I plan to go out early tomorrow morning, before we head back, and pluck as many as I can off the branches. My daughter is asking for peach cobbler. I'd prefer a peach, double-crust pie; maybe peach scones and peach ice cream. There are definitely enough peaches on those trees for all of those, and more. Can't wait to be back in my kitchen!
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