I grabbed these tomatoes from the garden on Wednesday afternoon to use for a Roasted Mushrooms and Tomatoes pasta that I made for a Fox morning news segment here in Dayton on Thursday.
I recently started doing a weekly segment with ABC/FOX here in Dayton…cooking up a different meal each week based on what ingredients are on sale at the different stores around town. I *try* to make the meal that I cook on the morning show the night before…I save a “final product” for the news show and then prep all the ingredients for the cooking show as the meal is cooking. Saves lots of time, energy and money too!
(Recipe coming soon…)
So back out to the garden…there are plenty of these picked stems on the smaller tomato plants. And there are still quite a few green tomatoes that will ripen in the next few weeks…perfect for my lunch-time salads!
My eggplants are still teasing me…and I’m afraid it’s too late for any to have time to grow in fully. There were quite a few buds, flowers and even a small fruit (which fell victim to the critter I mention below).
I’m still have a steady supply of green beans and, of course, tomatoes!
So I mentioned that I did some fall planting. And while everything sprouted nicely and was growing strong…it seems that the resident chipmunk thought that the sprouts would make a nice lunch.
While I was enjoying my baby tomatoes on my salads, that durn chipmunk was outside enjoying “radish” and “chard” salad of his own.
In a few weeks, I’ll make him work for his food. I’ll be planting some garlic cloves…and if he wants any…he’ll have to go digging for it! (Let’s just hope he doesn’t figure it out.)
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So what’s happening in your garden this week…Whether it’s small harvest, or a large one, we wanna know! Feel free to link up your blog post below…or leave an update in the comments!!!