Today I finally was able to harvest a few heirloom tomatoes. So far, the rest of our harvest has succumbed to blossom end rot. The temperatures here this summer have been unusually high and a lot of my plants aren't happy. Daytime highs have cooled into the eighties though, so I am hoping I may still get a decent end-of-summer harvest. Those strange greenish looking ones are called green zebras and they are delicious!
I also made blackberry-plum fruit leather. I pureed equal-ish parts blackberries and de-skinned and de-pitted plums. Added some honey and cinnamon. Dried in the dehydrator for about a day. Yum.
and, as always, plum chutney. This year I added red peppers, and I also sauteed the onions and the spices before adding the plums and simmering.
We also have a plethora of zucchini (doesn't everyone?). For whatever reason, it is the one type of squash that seems to be doing well in my garden this year. It must be more resistant to blossom end rot than the winter squashes. Anyways, I just made some curried zucchini soup this week. It is a long-time favorite of mine and the kids love it too (they don't know that there is zucchini in there so shhhh! don't tell them!). Even though it is served warm, I still love it on a summer evening. I think the tang from the yogurt gives it a refreshing quality.
Lastly, I have gathered a whole bunch of herbs from my garden: bee balm, echinacea, lemon balm, dandelion, plantain, mint, yarrow, lavender, and calendula. It is infusing in olive oil and soon I will make some lip balm and super salve!
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