It is time once again for the update of my challenge. For those of you who are new here, I have challenged myself (or someone in my immediate family) to eat something from my garden every day for a year.
So, how have we done in the last month? Not too bad, until Sunday. Can you believe that on Sunday, I just plain forgot about it? No reason, no excuse, I just simply wasn't paying attention. Usually jam or mint tea saves the day, but we didn't even have that.
So, here is the rundown:
In the last half of September, we had peanuts:
We have enjoyed another round of chocolate zucchini bread and muffins with some zucchini I froze in the summer. I was sneaky and also added an eggplant in there and nobody even noticed. I have a lot of eggplant to use up! Note to self: plant more zucchini next year. I only planted 2 this year...I think I need 4 at least next year.
The first half of October has been interesting as we start to put the garden to bed.
He are still enjoying some of last year's salsa. We have already broken into the jam (Homemade english muffins with homemade "rhuberry" (strawberry/rhubarb) jam was N's birthday breakfast of choice on Friday - with a repeat on Saturday morning.
We have also enjoyed the first of the pickles. It has been difficult to wait for them, but it was worth it. My husband does not like garlic (*what??*) so we replaced the garlic in our pickles with lemon thyme, with the dill of course. Oh my land's sakes! It was so so so good. I plan on trying a whole variety of herbs in the pickles next year.
Most of all, I enjoy that it replants itself and keeps on going. We
have had a few frosts, and the temperature has hit 2 degrees C a few
times and it is still going strong.
What are you eating from your garden this month?