Our weather is divine at the moment. Mild, sunny days – absolutely perfect for gardening. I am getting a little worried about our lack of rain but hopefully some will arrive soon. In the meantime I will enjoy my time outside watering.
I have really loved the Listada de Gandia eggplants this year. I am hoping for a few more but if not I will enjoy eating this last one.
My chillies continue on, I made 8 jars of sambal this week from a mix of chillies, but mainly Bishops Cap which are amazingly prolific at the moment. The other varieties also producing well are: Birdseye and Tobago Seasoning.
My harvests weren’t all red this week. There was the occasional bit of green. I’m harvesting a fair bit of celery at the moment, as well as basil.
In addition to the things for my own kitchen I also harvested a few things for the local food swap this week. It was the first time I’d gone, and having gone once I can see I will become a regular. It was very relaxed with great coffee and cake on hand as well as lovely produce to take home. I took curry leaves, kaffir lime leaves and some bishops caps chillies.
I came back with kumquats, a few chillies to save seed from, some mint as mine is a bit ropey at the moment, a couple of limes and a pomegranate. A lovely result. I’ve already used most of it – the kumquats are candying. The mint and pomegranate were used in a salad. The chillies have been seeded and eaten and the limes are earmarked for guacamole.
My final featured harvest this week were the finger limes that I posted on on Saturday. I tried some on avocado today and the combination was perfect.
They were my harvests, head over to Daphne’s to check out some more.