Monday, March 21, 2011

Harvest Monday

I am so so so close to getting the first full draft of the thesis done, but yet so far from the end goal. In the meantime here is what I have been harvesting of late ...

There have been cucumbers, plenty of cucumbers, enough that I have to eat them every day to keep up, but here is just one. I am going to post soon about the world's funniest cucumber which is shaped like a piggies tail but for now it is normal cucumbers.



The seeds were a little big, maybe I left it on there too long, but it is hard to keep up with them. Tasty in a salad.



That was my lunch, these little red lovelies went in something else,



my breakfast!



I have been going through a phase of eating fruit salad in the morning, usually blueberries and rockmelon with whatever else is affordable at the markets. It was lovely to be able to supplement it with my own home grown strawberries.

In the garden harvest there were eggplants and beans, both of which made it into curries.




I am planning on trying salt and pepper eggplant with some of the rest. I have been harvesting chillis to give to friends, basil leaves for lasagnes and silverbeet as needed. Even in this strange weather it seems to be putting out some good food. With more eggplants, the crazy corn possibly beginning to come good and the figs turning colours it might be an interesting harvest next week. For more harvests from around the world pop on over to Daphne's Dandelions.

9 comments:

Robin said...

You definitely have a nice variety in your harvest! The eggplant are beautiful! I love to eat them sliced, breaded and fried topped with a little grated cheese and a glass of wine on a hot summer day!

Potted Farm said...

Great looking harvest!

Good luck on the disseration! My boyfriend's a history almost ABD so I feel your pain.

Katrina said...

Those eggplant look very good!

michelle said...

What a wonderful sight red berries, purple beans, and glowing eggplants are! Everything coming out of my garden is still green and leafy, I'm so looking forward to something more colorful.

Daphne said...

It looks like you had a really nice harvest this week. I've been having blueberries or strawberries on my cereal every morning, but sadly none of them mine.

Megan said...

Lovely harvest! I am drooling over those beautiful strawberries!

Chandramouli S said...

YAY! Prue's back with her strawberries!!!!! Yummy! Your balcony never fails you does it?

Barbie said...

WOW! Eggplant already. Amazing. I love the purple, but not the texture. Ha.

Kalena Michele said...

I WANT strawberries!! Yours look so beautiful. I'm doing my very first balcony garden myself. Do you have any advice for growing them successfully out there? The ones I tried last year didn't do so well and I wonder why.