Once again it’s time for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. I’m still getting a decent amount of tomatoes here, at least the ones for processing. There’s about 12 pounds in the below photo, which I turned into sauce, dehydrated tomatoes and frozen whole tomatoes. It’s not been the great year for tomatoes here but we are getting enough to restock our supplies.
It does look to be a good year for squashes though. I’m bringing in quite a few of the winter types now including Naked Bear, Scarchuks Supreme, Tetra delicata, Cream of the Crop and Celebration. The Tromba d’Albenga and Centercut are still coming on strong too, We got our first taste of the Scarchuks Supreme and it was outstanding, so I look forward to eating more of them.
Centercut is truly the squash that keeps on giving, and has kept us well supplied. We’ve shared it with friends and everyone wants more of it! We’ve been eating it quite often here, and I decided to try freezing a bit for later use in soups.
It’s been a great year for the pole beans too. We’ve been eating them as often as we like, and putting the rest in the freezer.
Peppers continue to ripen. We got the first of the Jimmy Nardello peppers this year, a big flush of them at one. This is one of my favorite sweet peppers, with a taste that never disappoints me. I grilled a couple of these along with the first Lemme’s Italian pepper (no pic).
And Carmen and Cornito Rosso peppers are ripening, They’re hanging out with a cucumber and another Centercut squash in the below photo.
I also got a few hot peppers to do a taste test. These are all AAS Winners, including Chili Pie, Red Ember, Emerald Fire and Flaming Flare. Most of these got juiced along with a cucumber to be used in flavoring homemade kombucha. The rest wound up in a salsa I made.
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!