Aromatic Herbs, Chilies and Tomatoes Harvest
Harvest and Store
July 25, 2011
During summer I spend almost every weekend to harvest and store, and I must say that this year my organization is filling me with satisfaction.
The herbs harvest continues, these are the ones to be dried.
Rosemary, hyssop, curry plant, anise leaves, chives garlic, lemon balm, lemongrass leaves, mint, marjoram.
Almost all will be added to three herbs mixture that I am preparing during the harvest season, a Mediterranean one, an Eastern one, and a flower tea.
I harvested some lemon grass leaves for my Asian Aromatic Mixture, they are rough but I will chop finely. Read the post Harvesting Lemon Grass to see how harvest lemon grass stalks, usualy used in thai cuisine.
Left: the first Cuore di Bue tomato, Lemon Plum tomatoes, rhubarb, one cucumber lemon, Jalapenona chili peppers.
Right: sorrel, rainbow chards and rhubarb chards.
Bell pepper and chili pepper harvests:
The green Shishito from Japan.
The Purple Beauty bell peppers, served in a salad with basil vinaigrette, with sorrel, chards and tomatoes from this harvest.
The Senise peppers, served in the recipe Fried Peppers Salad with Mint.
The Jalapenona already seen in the photo above, that I used for a jar of pickled jalapenos.
The red and green Hot Jim that I dried.
Another bountiful harvest cinnamon basil, which this year is exceeding my expectations.
A curiosity: the smaller bunch on the left, with smaller leaves, comes from four plants sown indoor, transplanted and then carefully taken care of. The harvest on the right, with bigger leaves, comes from a single plant, born when and where it wanted.
This plant has become very high and is producing many leaves, surpassing all the harvests from the regular sown plants.
All cinnamon basil was minced and frozen as I explained in the post Storing basil.
An unripe alkenkengi fell from the plant, I tasted it and it was really sweet and tasty, I can't wait to harvest the ripe ones.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers: 440g
Chards, purslane, sorrel: 75g
Total 745g (1.64 pounds)
This harvest joins to Harvest Mondays.
Three years ago:
Hot Beans Casserole
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