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Harvest Monday July 2, 2012

Every Monday, Daphne hosts a Harvest Monday roundup.

I usually forget, and haven't photographed any recent harvests, but today was a good day. Without further ado, clockwise from the zinnias, Fagioli Pavoni bush beans, Parisian Pickling cucumbers sitting next to the bizarrely-shaped Cucumbers de Bourbonne, a bowl of Tristar strawberries, squash blossoms for lunchtime fritters, a mix of yellow wax beans and rattlesnake pole beans, both picked young for refrigerator pickles, the ugliest yellow crookneck squash in the world, small white pickling cucumbers, three Persian Baby cucumbers (picked at Papa, Mama, and baby size), then spiraling in toward the middle, a mix of romaine and crisphead lettuce leaves -- I think Speckled Trout is one of them, then a yellow crookneck squash, a handful of jalapeno peppers for pickled rings, and four Marketmore slicing cucumbers.

It's going to be a busy kitchen day. The kids have helped and are helping by rearranging cabinets and refrigerator so we can make things fit. There's a dozen jars of lime marmalade ready to be made into a pair of sticky marmalade cakes, thus freeing up jam jars for plum jam -- an exercise colleague brought bags of plums -- and some chickens roasting for picking.

Makes me hungry just thinking of it.


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