Monday, August 19, 2013

Early Crookneck Summer Squash

A week ago there were only hints of squash to come with dozens of orange flowers. Today, I find this guy at almost two pounds hiding under the leaves. Looking forward to tasting it. I am going to broil the first one.

The seed packet claims this variety was cultivated by the natives before the Europeans showed up.

UPDATE: I posted a recipe on my food blog: Baked Summer Squash

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Harvesting Garden Goodies

Our shiitake kits are fruiting beautifully. We harvested almost a pound for dinner last night. Yum! We expect to get a couple more like this over the next few weeks/months.

Our purple string beans are starting to produce as well. They taste similar to regular green beans, and upon cooking switch from purple to green. Its an easy way to tell they are cooked because they change colors. Neat.

The radishes I planted a couple weeks ago are also ready to harvest. We sauted them with some soy sauce. Very tasty, and I prefered it over the usual raw method.