The summer of cucumbers! I planted the seeds in May and when the plants came up, Richard transplanted them into large pots and he watered and watered and watered...you get the picture, and then, cucumbers! It has been ....what is the right word, it has been such a feeling of satisfaction! We think we have learned from our gardening experience and hope to be even better at growing them next year!
I also planted a few seeds of zucchini. The seed packet said it was a cocozelle zucchini. Just look at that striped beauty above! (I had already sliced off each end of it before I asked Richard to snap a photo!)
Richard read in a gardening magazine that this was not a good year for zucchini in the South and I believe it, we only harvested TWO but hey, those two were very good! How do you cook zucchini? I like to melt a bit of butter and then, add some olive oil to the pan and I saute very thin slices of it, seasoned with salt, pepper, minced onion and a bit of garlic powder. Simple but very good.
Now, you see those sweet peaches sitting on my kitchen counter?
You know what they are doing? They are ripening! Look, if you buy peaches and they seem a bit firm to the touch, just let them sit out and they will ripen and become soft, so soft that you can just peel the skin off with the edge of your knife. Guess what, I just heard on the news that this intense sun and heat that we have had this year in Georgia was really very good for peaches, it makes the fruit that much sweeter. Too bad it doesn't do the same for THIS Georgia Peach! HA! (As if I could get any sweeter, right? Wait, I don't hear too many of you jumping in here now!)
I have to tell you,I have been very, very careful when I am around the front flower bed where Richard planted the zucchini. Why is that you wonder? I am remembering seeing a creature make its way into this same flower bed...
Do you see why I step so gingerly around this area? This is a copperhead snake and it is poisonous! Yikes! I better stay in the kitchen and slice some cucumbers! Stay cool, my friends!
Would you like to hear an oldie but a goodie? How about this one?