Happy Harvest Monday!
Following last week's first zucchini, we're continuing with our garden "firsts." Making its grand debut this week is our very first home-grown cucumber. The variety is Burpee's Sugar Crunch Hybrid. Our cucumber was not as "fat" as the model cucumbers photographed on the seed packet, but it looked to be about the right length, so we picked one for a test run. It tasted great - sweet and crunchy. Here it is, presented with the rest of this week's harvest.
The green beans seem to be slowing down, and some bugs are starting to get to them, too. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you can see the blemishes on the beans better. We definitely need to plant more beans next year.
The red pepper is cayenne, and it was gifted to us from our next door neighbor. It was his first pepper. We cooked with it tonight, but the heat just wasn't there. I thought cayenne peppers were supposed to be super spicy?
TSA-inspected cucumber from Texas and our not-quite-big-enough yellow onions for a refreshing cucumber salad marinated in vinegar/sugar goodness. It was sweet, tangy, and crunchy with just the right amount of kick from onions - absolutely perfect.