The Mad Hatter peppers (that our Harvest Monday host, Dave, featured awhile ago) would not ripen any further, so here's my entire crop. I'd say it's a productive plant, but for me it took forever for even one to turn red-ripe. I will try again next year though.
|Mad Hatter sweet pepper|
The hot peppers came in as well.
The Kitchen Goddess turned all of the above into a spicy green chile base, using a recipe from the great book Fiery Ferments.
All of the remaining zucchini, eggplants, and beans came in and were frozen.
I've struggled to grow Swiss chard (usually an absurdly easy crop) in recent years. Not sure why. But I did pick some before the frost.
|Peppermint and Fordhook Giant Swiss chard|
|Mottistone and Nevada lettuce|
|Blanched Red Malabar|
Our green apple tree (maybe Granny Smith?) is a late-season variety. We picked two bushels, and there is at least that much left on the tree which will probably stay there. The reason? We already have so much canned applesauce, apple pie filling, and hard apple cider in storage.
TKG rewarded our hard work with delicious caramel apples. I wish you could taste how good these are.
So, a busy week, but it's the last of the season. The only things left to harvest are carrots and leeks. I hope your harvests extend further than this. I look forward to reading about them!