Orange sights from the garden and orange things to eat!
Last week I made this orange tomato sauce (tomatoes, salt/pepper and half a small red jalapeno):
I cooked down some of the orange tomato sauce, added a splash of white vinegar and a tablespoon of sugar and voilà:
Perfect with orange sweet potato chips!
Cut up a sweet potato in thin slices, toss in a little olive oil, add salt/pepper and bake at 375 until they are crispy.
This soup is not the prettiest subject for a photo but is one of my favorite super easy soups to make. It is: lentils, carrots, onion, paprika, a little garam masala, a little ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. And water. Basically just boil it all until the lentils are tender. Sometimes I sauté the onions in some butter or olive oil and then add them to the soup. You could also use beef stock instead of water. This time I didn’t do any of those things but I did roast garlic in the oven and then added roasted garlic (instead of just raw chopped) to the soup. It was very delicious and rich and hearty without any added oil at all (and would be a great go-to recipe for a vegan!). As soon as the “spy” (my son) saw I had made this he said “Yesss! I love this soup!”
The dried-out Indian flint corn plants look pretty orange in the early evening sun.
Maybe not totally orange, but her ears and eyelashes are quite golden!
I am picking about fifteen or so ripe tomatoes a day now!
I hope I get more little pumpkins (this is the only one so far).
These aren’t orange yet, but they will be (at least they are in the art on the seed packet):
(Physalis peruviana) The cape gooseberry is native to Brazil and was grown in England by 1774. It was cultivated by settlers at the Cape of Good Hope before 1807. The delicious yellow fruit grow inside paper-like husks that are easy to peel. They are great dipped in melted chocolate or made into pies and preserves. Larger than the common ground cherry. (source)
This peach sauce was given to me by my neighbor (woo! for garden trading) and is sooo delicious!
Orange Tigger melon and an orange setting sun!