- two padron chillies - these will be gently fried in olive oil and dashed with sea salt this evening for a tiny starter. Oh how I wish there were 20! My padron plant tries to give me more but each time the flower forms, the heat wave gears up and I guess the plant decided that survival is better than fruiting.
- small pickings of broad yellow ripple currant tomatoes and even fewer brown berries. This is today's picking but I have had similar pickings every two days. The yellow toms are very small, but actually really delicious.
- 4 cucumbers - yay! These were picked today and will go into a cucumber, pomegranate and feta salad.
One of them is quite wonky.
- Red chillies - I have picked many over the last few weeks. They are being stashed in the freezer for year round use,
and from now on I am stringing some up on my trusty linen substitute to make dried chillies.
Other things I've been picking that I haven't photographed.
- lots of rocket - somehow this survived all the heat thrown at it. It wilts but revives each day!
- spring onions
- herbs - basil, parsley and oregano
While pickings are slim, it feels great to be picking something.
Hope your gardens are surviving the heat (in Australia) and the cold in the other hemisphere!
You'll find much more produce to admire at Daphne's.