Thursday, August 11, 2011
August Veggies Update & Fresh Salsa
The veggies are ripening and new ones are fresh to pick on a daily basis! We had a couple of days with a good amount of rain coupled with some sunshine so lots of tomatoes and peppers are ready to be enjoyed.
Here are all of the peppers that we are growing and at least one of each of them were ready! The one on the left is the Little Bells Sweet Pepper. I had no idea that these grew to be so big! We used it tonight in our dinner and it was delicious! Since the pepper is so big, we ended up only using half of it, so the other half will be used in a salad tomorrow. The other peppers in order from left to right: Hungarian Wax Hot Pepper, Red Cayenne Pepper, Variegated Fish Hot Pepper, and Chinese Five Colours Hot Pepper.
Here are some of the tomatoes that I picked - Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato (the smaller ones) and Baxter's Bush Cherry Tomato (the bigger ones).
Then, I made a delicious salsa using the fresh tomatoes and hot peppers! I added some baby garlic scapes that I bought at the farmer's market, some onion, cilantro, a splash of white wine vinegar and the juice of one lime. You can see the full recipe in one of my previous blog posts. Doesn't it look delicious?