Each Monday, Daphne’s Dandelions hosts “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. It’s fun to see what everyone is harvesting from his or her gardens in different areas.
I began preserving some summer squash this past week. Some zucchini was grated up, measured out into 2-cup increments and frozen. I also froze some zucchini and summer squash slices.
|Celery, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cuke, and Dk Red Norland Potatoes|
|Pea Pods, Kennebec Potatoes, Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Cuke|
|Peas, Cuke, Yellow Squash, and Parsley|
|Young Red Onion and Kennebec Potatoes|
|Zucchini, Yellow Squash, and Cuke|
It has been way too hot for baking, so I also tried making a zucchini bread in my bread machine. I just used my regular Zucchini Bread recipe from the Betty Crocker New Cookbook. I have never used the quick bread setting before and the results were ok. I think it was a bit over mixed affecting the texture a bit, but it was a small price to pay for fresh baked zucchini bread without heating up the oven and the house for an hour.
Speaking of the heat.....Yeah, I am going to do a little grumbling about the continued oppressive heat we are experiencing here in Maine. Temperatures have been in the 80s-90s combined with extreme humidity. It's like trying to breath through a wet sock.
With the humidity high, the foliage is staying pretty damp even during the day presenting a perfect environment for diseases. Most of the Roma tomatoes are beginning to get some yellow spotted leaves. We haven't had a lot of rain and the garden soil is pretty dry and required some deep soaker hose watering this week. The garden is loving the heat though and is growing really well.
Be sure to visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.