Although my squash plants died, I was fortunate enough to get a couple of zucchini out of them first. Unfortunately, no yellow squash. But the good news is a coworker had an overabundance, so I nabbed a few! Add my onions, tomatoes, and herbs, and voila! — Italian Squash. I’m sure you’re seeing a theme here with “Italian” being in the name of so many of my recipes. Well, they’re family recipes, so what else am I going to call them? 🙂 Italian Squash!
This has been a great week of harvesting here in my Sanctuary Garden! I was almost overwhelmed with lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, and snap beans. We’re eating lots of salads, and I pickled beans and cucumbers. Yesterday, I made almost a dozen stuffed peppers. And more are coming. I picked my first cherry tomato yesterday, and a few Mortgage Lifter, blue and Roma tomatoes are almost ready! This is my favorite part of gardening. See the harvests!
We received a lot of rain this past week, but not as much as we could have. Thankfully, Tropical Storm Andrea didn’t bring us as much rainfall as predicted. Yet, the rain we did get seemed to spur the harvest. Last night, I entertained family and my entire meal was provided by two weeks of harvests from my garden (except the meat, of course). I was pretty proud of that! Take a look!