Squash, squash and more squash. I was really surprised to see how much these had grown in a week. We had some heavy rainfall which was a blessing and just what the garden needed. These guys are the size of a small pumpkin and overfilled my basket.
So, a separate photo of the cherry tomatoes this week. They are producing a decent size now which are so much more versatile than the tiny ones from last season.
I love the contrasting colours of the green and gold.
I had to go and get a box to carry them inside.
This pumpkin I photographed last week has tripled in size.
I spent most of the weekend getting the layers of old paint off my deck upstairs...well, making a start on it anyway. If we ever want to sell this place, there are plenty of repairs and renovations to be done.
The boys and I tried sanding the paint off, but it was patchy and really hard work because the boards are not all flat.
A large tin of paint stripper was what we needed. Man my back, legs and arms are sore today!
This is a shot of the stairs showing the lovely finish...a huge improvement. That's the cherry tomatoes growing through the bottom steps.
With so many squash I decided to get a pumpkin out of storage and make a vegetable curry. Even after six months the pumpkins are still fresh and juicy. Makes you wonder how old they are when you buy them in stores.
I decided to stick with my home grown produce for this curry, with the exception of the spices and a little wombok that needed to be used up.
I didn't have any onions so decided to use some spring onions, freshly dug up.
And my garlic which was hanging on the verandah.
The beauty of freshly picked produce...look at the moisture in this zucchini. Beautiful!
I diced up my vegies and stirred through some indian and moroccan spices...and cherry tomatoes.
Twenty minutes later in the pressure cooker. My dinner for tonight and lunches for during the week. Yay!! I think a vegie lasagne will be next on the list.
What's been happening at your place. Do you like squash?