Monday, July 4, 2011
Picks of the Week - Favas, Shell Peas, Peppers and Zucchini
This week was all about the Fava beans and shell peas. We also picked the first Hungarian Wax peppers and the last broccoli of the season.
I was finally able to grow a decent amount of shell peas this year. Boy it takes a lot of pods to fill a bowl of shelled peas. As you can see, I like to harvest my peas on the mature side - when they are plump and crammed inside the pod. They remind me of the peas of my childhood at this stage, before sweet baby peas became the popular choice.
We also picked the first three zucchini of the summer. Already, I'm letting them get too big.
I also harvested a nice-sized Red Detroit beet and more pickling cucumbers.
These pickling cukes are VERY crunchy and mild tasting. I think I'll make a batch of refrigerator dill pickles and peppers with this week's pickings.