Lunch was a simple affair here today. Salad, scrambled eggs and some fried polenta from the other night. Yum. The salad however deserves a YUMinstead of just a yum. It was so full of flavour that if I had any doubts about the wisdom of growing our own then they are totally allayed by the taste of my lunch. The spinach was fresh, crisp and delicious. The rocket was actually so spicy it burned my tongue a little. The tomatoes, albeit very small, packed a punch well above their weight and the radishes burned my tongue quite badly. Whoo pepper! The only lacklustre vegetable was the capsicums but they weren’t bad.
The eggs were local harvest from Highland Heritage Farm and the olives in the salad were purchased through them too. In fact the only ingredients not organic, biodynamic or local were the milk in the scrambled eggs and the polenta. The salt was also Himalayan rock salt which I don’t create and nor is it local. But it IS good for you. 🙂 The polenta came from Coles cornmeal from the pantry and the milk is just from the supermarket but all in all pretty good I reckon.
I have no photos to share as we scoffed the lot before I thought to take a picture. Sorry.
Our only ripening tomatoes so far are the Tommy toes but there are a few others on the bushes so if the frost holds off… I just need that first blush of colour please. Then I can pick and ripen them inside away from birdy beaks.
Watering the garden tonight I came across some wonderful surprises! Looks like I might just get something to harvest after all!
I spotted these whilst I was watering a neighbouring tomato plant. Red Tommy Toes looking a little less than red at the moment.
And more Tommy Toes!
And even more Tommy Toes. Yellow this time I think.
And yet more Tommy Toes. Most of the buses are red but there are a few yellow ones in too. So exciting!
My first zucchini. It’s currently less than 3 inches long. (And yes, in this case, size does matter, at least a little bit. 😉 )
A female pumpkin flower ready to open. Mr Bee, oh Mr Bee! Come and pollinate my pumpkin please! There are 2 male flowers an inch before it on the stem ready to open too so I might be out there with a brush I think. Isn’t that just a little weird when you think about it? 😉
I’m feeling a LOT better after finding all this potential harvest hiding out in my garden. I was feeling pretty flat about it all and trying hard to be philosophical but now I feel much happier. AND to boot, as I type this I just found a photo of Jasper and I in the local rag! It was taken at the Farmers Market not long after we’d finished playing our music and we were just buying some organic white nectarines.
The Moorabool News page 15. Not a great picture of me by any tick of the clock but my little boy is looking ultra cute in the bottom corner. 😀
Oh I do feel more positive now. Looking forward to tomorrow again. 🙂