Thursday, 15 Sep 11 Sunny 13°C / 56°F
Since the weather forecast was for possible frost last night I harvested about 40 pounds of tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and my entire okra crop – one little pod. Pretty tough when a late, wet, cold spring is followed by an early frost. Oh well, off to make tomato sauce.
On an unexpected positive development – as my sunberries ripened I was unimpressed. (I had taken to calling them mehberries.) I kept reading over and over though that the flavor improved after cooking. Boy, did it ever! I made a rather low-sugar jam with ginger and lemon and it’s fantastic! (OK, it’s more of a sauce than jam, even with the addition of Sure-Jell, but that just makes it better on waffles.) They taste like a combination of blackberry and blueberry.
By the way, now that the pumpkin vine has been killed with only about half of the pumpkins fully orange, will the rest of them ripen if I leave them in the sun? Otherwise there’s going to be a lot of fried green pumpkin in our future.
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