I’m posting this because FIRST ZUCCHINI FROM THE GARDEN.
I diced it up with some mushrooms and green beans…
Sauted them in olive oil with half an onion finely diced, then tossed the results through some whole wheat pasta along with 4 ice-cubes worth of pesto that was still sitting in the freezer from last summer’s basil.
Crumbled feta on top. It was pretty good. I call it my Earth Mother pasta because it was green and brown like a back-to-the-land 70s hippie dream. (Not that that’s a bad thing…)
Speaking of basil, this year’s is starting to be big enough to pick. Made a pretty good tomato salad for lunch yesterday and ate it outside.
The tomatoes themselves aren’t coming along all that well — just a few little green ones on two of the bushes, though the rest are all flowering and I guess they’ll get there eventually. Other Melbourne friends who put their tomatoes in around Cup Day are telling me they’re having the same experience, so it looks like it’s just a slow year.
Meanwhile, the cucumbers are just starting to show their first fruit:
This one’s about 3cm long. I call it a CUTECUMBER.