Harvesting!

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Harvesting!

Postby BBQ » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:35 am

Despite a very restless and almost sleepless night, I had a fair amount of energy this morning! The Honey Locust is a pretty tree but some interior branches seem to die off, which makes it fairly unsightly when close. I decided to get my very long pruner out this morning and trimmed as many of the dead interior branches as I could reach. Much better!

Then my attention was drawn to the Basil. It has grown very well for me this year and is very prolific. Despite already giving away a few armfuls, and making a large batch of Pesto last month, I had to do something with it. I can't bear to waste such a wonderful herb. So I made more Pesto! I had all the necessary other ingredients. So simple and the finished product is outstanding:

Fresh Basil
Fresh Garlic
Lightly toasted Pine Nuts
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Freshly Grated Parmesan
A little Kosher salt

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Re: Harvesting!

Postby BBQ » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:44 am

I grew a few onions this year. We like pickled onions in our household, especially homemade. It's almost impossible to buy onions that are the right size - not too large, not too small. A few days ago I harvested one of the onions - perfect size. I picked them all and let them dry for a few days before skinning and brining them overnight. Yesterday I pickled them. These are in no way sweet. White and Malt Vinegar; Pickling Spices; a couple of dried Cayenne Peppers, (home grown), for character! lol They should be good to sample in a week or so.

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Re: Harvesting!

Postby Laura » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:49 pm

It is so good to have things from your own patch to eat.It does put a smile on your face ... I harvested from my patch today too ... three whole green beans ... :lol:
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Re: Harvesting!

Postby Donna » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:12 pm

That looks wonderful, Brenda! I'm growing regular and lettuce-leaf basil this year. We've been eating green beans every day for over a week; the potatoes and cukes are also ready. I love summertime.
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