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My Peas and Carrots
Mark Woods

"Tomato Fever" "Cucumber Chills" and "Corns"

Posted Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 3:48 PM
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  • Boy, I am jealous about everyone getting tomatoes. Mine are doing great, but tomatoes are still forming. Oh, I got few cherry toms but my slicing are still taking their time!

    For the first time, I found some horned worm eggs BEFORE they hatch and devoured by plant. They look like tiny yellow pearls. I figured where there were three, there have to be more but could not find any.

    I brought in about 6 cukes this morning so cucumber salad it will be tonight. Just not fresh tomatoes.

    Would the veggies on the Orzo be OK to cook on the grill? Just been craving some grill veggies and this recipe sounded EXTREE GOOD.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 17, 2014, at 4:19 PM
  • Boy, I am jealous about everyone getting tomatoes. Mine are doing great, but tomatoes are still forming. Oh, I got few cherry toms but my slicing are still taking their time!

    For the first time, I found some horned worm eggs BEFORE they hatched and devoured my plant. They look like tiny yellow pearls. I figured where there were three, there have to be more but could not find any.

    I brought in about 6 cukes this morning so cucumber salad it will be tonight. Just not fresh tomatoes.

    Would the veggies on the Orzo be OK to cook on the grill? Just been craving some grill veggies and this recipe sounded EXTREE GOOD.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 17, 2014, at 6:42 PM
  • Sorry for the second post. Not quite sure how I did it, but probably from starting it then being diverted and coming back.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 17, 2014, at 6:43 PM
  • Its all good I got excited thinking I had 3 comments already lol....must be the weird cooler weather and all the full moons lately....yes grilling the veggies for that orzo would be super delicious, actually better for this particular recipe....just be sure to watch the oil amount and remember squash and zucchini's natural sugars char and burn quicker on the grill...try to leave some crunch to them...foil can help as a filter so you still get the flavor, but not the burn...you do want the light browning of the sugars to form though....it makes for the full flavor taste especially on the zukes.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Jul 17, 2014, at 6:59 PM
  • What a surprise to see you on here.......I was drawn to the title and saw your photo thinking it looked a BIT like chef grape........

    Your recipes look delicious.....

    Maybe we should plan that pot luck..........

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Fri, Jul 18, 2014, at 12:30 PM
  • We can for sure....I love a good potluck meal...especially ones with things I've never had and different old dishes like congealed salads...Had some food clubs that use to meet once a month and everyone would bring a dish and copies of the recipes, It was a great meal almost every sitting...

    Not organized just great conversation and super good food...,we ended up experimental guinea pigs from time to time, which made for even more fun.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Fri, Jul 18, 2014, at 1:50 PM
  • Interesting story,My grandpa saved up milk jugs all year,Poked holes in the bottom and sides,he dug holes between each tomato plant,placed a jug..everynight at dusk me and him would fill the jugs with water....those tomatoes were big as a piece of bread..covered the burgers and hung off the sides...what a garden grower he was...I miss him so much for the wonderful memories.

    -- Posted by CherylLT on Sat, Jul 19, 2014, at 1:47 PM
  • There are a lot of good tips with our seasoned citizens. Just ask and they would probably love to share it.

    Thanks for sharing that one CherylLT. That was an excellent, low-tech way to gradually water and probably sometimes feed those 'maters. AND recycle for that matter.

    Our grandparents and parents learned the value of getting EVERYTHING they could from something before it was disposed of. Yesterday I picked up one of those garden sitting/kneeling chairs out of the dump.

    Yeah, I know, my wife rolls her eyes too, but I have always wanted to try one of these but always to cheap to buy one. This one had a plywood center that had become wet and gave way. All I need to do it replace the board, so ..... it is now a rainy day project.

    Today would have been a good rainy day, but I already had a few other projects ahead of it.

    Thanks again CherylLT. Come back any time.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 19, 2014, at 3:19 PM
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