Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The garden report....

I was hanging out a couple loads of clothes this morn and thought of doing a gardening post.
For those of you not familiar with it, that is okra above. I planted a few hills this year, but have not managed to capture a bloom yet. I will probably have to mix what I do get with green tomatoes to have enough to fry. That is okay....it is good that way, too. I can remember we were kids, mom would just throw everything together and fry it...green tomatoes, okra, hot pepper, and maybe even cucumber. She would just cut/chop it in small chunks, mix with mainly meal with a little flour mixed it, and fry till browned. Talk about yummy! That was just so good with soup beans, or anything else for that matter.
Remember last year we had an abundance of bell peppers...well, for some reason they are scarcer this year...I am not sure what the problem is. But we have plenty frozen from last year, so it is no big deal. We use them in chili, spaghetti sauce sometimes, and I make a bell pepper casserole that my kids just love.
And look here....we have regular tomatoes getting ripe...
And just look at the photo below....
I had enough of these little cherry tomatoes to get my fill...and so did Roger. Plus we saved a few for my next door little neighbor's little girl. She absolutely loves fresh garden stuff...she will pick a bell pepper off the plant and eat it as if it is an apple.

14 comments:

Mildred said...

You have my mouth watering! You have mentioned all my favorites. That is so cute about the neighbor girl eating bell pepper like an apple!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! You are way ahead of US!

We have green tomatoes, no red ones yet. The only thing we've gotten from the garden so far is three yellow squash.

George said...

Your garden is looking good and you will have plenty of good eating from it. When I was in China I made my dinner in a method very similar to the way you fix okra -- put in a little of everything and fry it up.

Caron said...

Those photos make it look like I could pluck it right off the page and eat them!

Jacob said...

I'm jealous! It all looks so good and we just can't find this stuff in the supermarkets!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yum, Rose.... I love all of those veggies... I like Okra --but don't eat it much.... We love Green Pepper --and eat it on salads and cook with it....

And of course we love summer tomatoes... Haven't gotten any here yet this summer.... Darn!!!!

Thanks for sharing... You made me hungry.
Hugs,
Betsy

don said...

Okra is an unknown in my diet... at childhood or now. So I would like to give it a try. Nice series.

Judy said...

I can't wait for our veggies to get ripe...I just hope we'll be here at the old house to enjoy them. If not there's always next year at the new place.

Neal said...

Now why did you have to go and do that? I wasn't hungry UNTIL I read you blog. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent post, Rose. This is the first year I ages I haven't planted a veggie garden. For some reason I was not motivated and now I sure wish I had at least some Tomatoes. Lovely pics. MB

Little Toot at the fair is too good. MB

EG Wow said...

Look at all those RED tomatoes! Your garden is way, way ahead of mine, Rose.

Rambling Round said...

Timely post! We are having fresh okra stir-fried with ripe tomatoes tonight. No meal though.

Mary said...

Everything looks so yummy!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I love garden-fresh tomatoes. We've had a few tomato plants over the years; none this year. I remember my dad liked green tomatoes. He would slice them, run the slices through flour and fry them. I never cared for green tomatoes. I'd rather eat them ripe!

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