...before the heat hits. Today's forecast: 43C!
The Black Salsify (Scorzonera) has gone to seed. Aren't the seed heads pretty? This is a delicious root vegetable. Long, thin and black. Boiled and peeled, it has a lovely, slightly nutty taste. Some say it tastes of oysters. I could not say, but we all have different taste buds. I shall try to have a salsify bed for winter eating.
The basil "Lettuce Leaf" is going berserk. The leaves are aptly named. They are as big as the palm of my hand.I took my basket out for harvesting. Filled with zucchini, tomatoes and basil.
This is today's harvest.
3 zucchini ("Ronde de Nice", "Romanesco", "Lebanese"), several tomatoes ("Rouge de Marmande", "Black Cherry", "Ida Gold", "Broad Ripple Yellow Currant"). The tomatoes are not all fully ripe yet, but I picked them anyway, as I didn't want them to get cooked on the plant in today's heat. You can also see some carrots "Purple Dragon".
Now I'm wondering what to make for tea. Nothing that involves too much cooking. The additional heat of the stove or oven is not welcome today. Any suggestions? Anyone?
Ps.: I did make pesto. So no more basil leaves left. :)