Our wet spring, which has been followed by a dry summer, has caused problems for local farmers. Our herbs have been growing faster than we can use them, but not so the vegetables. We finally resorted to watering the vegetable garden, which is beginning to yield its bounty. Tuesday evening's dinner included yellow squash sauteed in margarine, to which we added a can of diced tomatoes, and seasoned with fresh ground pepper, some thyme, and a pinch of salt. Yummy! After dinner, Sarah and I went out to see what else needed to be picked, and found these cucumbers
which measured 13.5" and 14.5" and weighed 17.2 and 23.8 ounces respectively! There are a lot more cukes coming, from which we will probably make sweet relish (if anyone has a good recipe, let me know). We also picked this yellow squash
In addition, we picked a pound of tomatoes - mostly Roma's. A lot of the other hybrid tomatoes have end rot, which Sarah tells me happens because of growing conditions (i.e., too little rain). Sarah harvested her garlic and some onions quite a while ago, and they are drying in the garage.
There's nothing like fresh produce, don't you agree?