Monday, February 14, 2011

Harvest Monday: Red for Hallmark Day



Another Harvest Monday rolls around way too quickly. And in keeping with my least favourite day of the year - Hallmark Day - the produce was lovey dovey red. More berries this week and more chillis than I knew what to do with. At the moment they are in the freezer waiting to jump into a nice hot chilli con carne when the weather seems appropriate.



All that red was all right, I suppose but the the piece de resistance this week had to be the fig. My first fig. Mr Fig twig was generous enough to give me an early sample and he didn't disappoint. Into a sandwich it went, with proscuitto and lettuce. Totally delicious.





This coming week there will be another eggplant harvest and maybe even a cucumber. I only planted them a little under a month ago but they are already fruiting!!!

How was your harvest this week? For more yummy stuff from the ground see Daphne's Dandelions harvest monday round up.

12 comments:

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Wonderful red harvest Prue! My chili is not doing well this year before it turn red it got burn from the sun. How big is the fig tree on your balcony?

Mary said...

My mouth watered reading about your fig and prosciouto sandwich! :)

~Mary

Daphne said...

Congratulations on your fig. I'm going to be planting figs this year, but in the ground. I hope they live. They die back here without protection so I'm contemplating how to train them.

kitsapFG said...

Lovely splash of color with the peppers and strawberries but I am with you that the fig was the real show stopper this week!

Robin said...

Boy, that fig sandwich sounds wonderful!

Barbie said...

Send the chili's this a way, I need to put a pot on for tomorrow! :-D

villager said...

Love those figs! And a good match with prosciutto.

michelle said...

A fig! That's very exciting. My little trees have been the ground one year now. They haven't produce anything yet, but I'm happy they're still alive.

Theanne... said...

Lovely harvest! Beautiful fig...I'm going to try having fig in a sandwich...sounds yummy!

Funkbunny said...

Nice harvest and well done on the fig! Hallmark day :) Agree totally. My partner and I completely forgot about it!

Potted Farm said...

Looks great! I'll have to look back on your blog and see if there's more info on fig growing. I've always wanted a tree.

Dan said...

Nice fig!