Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Abundance at the End of Summer

The veggies were hanging heavy on their plants. It was time to harvest. And since I was planning a seafood stir-fry for tonight I went out to get the red (Maroni Red, Italian Bull Horn) and orange peppers (Tequila Sunrise, Sweet Banana). I couldn't believe how many were ready - and there was so much more! The English cucumber (English Slender 'n Tender) had patiently waited for several days now, and there were many ripe tomatoes to enjoy (Roma, Early Girl).

The old colander that I had found in a thrift store filled up quickly. What colors!!! I could almost taste the flavors - oh yummy! There's nothing better than a ripe tomato straight from its bush.



Don't you get hungry when you see this? I look forward to cooking tonight, get out the wok, chop the seafood and the veggies, prepare a delicious meal for my family. What's cooking at your home tonight?

UPDATE: This is what the veggies finally looked like in the seafood stir-fyr. It was very yummy.

10 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Another glorious photo. My vegetable garden has peeked and I am just about ready to pull everything out to get the beds ready for the winter garden. For dinner tonight...I have pork chops brining and potatoes in the oven - very simple! (-:

Valerie Hart said...

What colors Carola! Makes me want to paint it not eat it! LOL! Great photos...

I'm cooking Chicken Curry... I've been into this lately for some reason!

xoxo Valerie

Rhonda Roban Brausey said...

I love growing stuff too! Cooking is even more fun, but eating is the ultimate. Way cool photo!

Christine E-E said...

I made a grilled peanut butter & jelly (homemade apricot jelly made by hubby)... he is at his men's group & I got home from work late ~ so pb&j sounded like a treat for my weary body!
your pic of vegies is amazing... much too pretty to eat!
AND - the sunflowers are such a treat at the end of the summer growing season...

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, these are beyond belief!!!! How gorgeous are these pics...I love them..and now I'm hungry...lol
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Diana said...

Gorgeous picture especially with the sunflowers looking on. Love it.

Kat said...

Such an abundance of color! I love it.

lori diane said...

Your pictures of your veggies are amazing!!!! And what you cooked up with them looks so yummy! That must feel so good to get what you eat right out of your garden...and it looks like a lot of TLC went into it too.

Fräulein Klein said...

Herrliche Spätsommerliche Bilder!!!!
Ganz viele liebe Grüße, Yvonne

Lori said...

Gorgeous! I love farmers markets for lots of reasons- one being the beautiful and vibrant colors.