Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Long days of summer.

Note : As delicious as Okra is when it gets to six plus inches, it is much better to pick them at half that. Although both sizes are perfect for straight off the plant fresh eating.

First Bells with First Okra (Friday)
Second Okra with First Tomato (Monday)

436 Grams of First Eggplant (Baingan Bharta)(Tuesday)


  1. One veggie that I should probably learn how to cook is Okra.

  2. Okra is one veggie I have never grown. May have to try it next year.

  3. Baingan Bharta? I love eggplant and that sounds Indian. Is it easy? Yum.

  4. @ Jenny and Agriburbia :

    Being Originally from AZ I never thought of it. It wasn't until I was aerial mapping (plane flying stuff) Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, the south etc that I got into it. Have to say though that eating it off the plant itself is pretty good. Crisp, tender, and mildly sweet. :) It's also good in cooking if you can manage to bring it inside the house.

    @ Cristy : Baingan Bharta is an Indian Dish. Basically a mixture of cooked eggplant and peas in a well seasoned (as all indian dishes have 20 -bajillion spices in them) tomato based sauce. You can add it over rice or eat it with bread. I prefer bread but I had rice available. Pretty simple if you have all the spices otherwise a good cheater spice packet works wonders as well. Do you have an asian/indian grocers near you?