Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Artichoke Flower.

One of the two Artichoke Green Globes is flowering. And one of the two surviving yardlong bean plants is fruiting. Well, at least I managed to eat some home-grown beans, just a few but still satisfying. They are fresh and crunchy, compared to those softie ones from markets.
My first Okra, or lady's finger. Hmm...yummy and fresh straight from the plant. Just a simple blanching in boiling water and right into my mouth. ;)
I am collecting a good bagful of red Chilli Fire. This year the plant has a head-start since I preserved it so well last winter. Loads of green chillies to pickle, loads of red chillies to freeze.
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes plus eggplants Floriana.
More tomatoes, green chillies and last 3 sweet corns.
We harvested our 2nd, 3rd and 4th spagetti squashes to give away to friends.
"All that mankind needs for good health and healing is provided by God in nature...the challenge of Science is to find it." - Paracelcus, the father of Pharmcology, 1493 - 1541