21. Orange You Glad It’s Tuesday?

Orange sights from the garden and orange things to eat!

Red and yellow makes orange!

Red and yellow makes orange!

Last week I made this orange tomato sauce (tomatoes, salt/pepper and half a small red jalapeno):

Orange Tomato Sauce

Orange Tomato Sauce

I cooked down some of the orange tomato sauce, added a splash of white vinegar and a tablespoon of sugar and voilà:

Orange Ketchup!

Orange Ketchup!

Perfect with orange sweet potato chips!

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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.

Carrot and Lentil Soup

Carrot and Lentil Soup

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!”

Orange Corn

Orange Corn

The dried-out Indian flint corn plants look pretty orange in the early evening sun.

An Orange Marigold

An Orange Marigold

An Orange Puppy

An Orange Puppy

Maybe not totally orange, but her ears and eyelashes are quite golden!

Delicious Tomato turning orange (and then will turn red!)

Delicious Tomato turning orange (and then will turn red)

Orange Icicle Tomatoes

Orange Icicle Tomatoes

I am picking about fifteen or so ripe tomatoes a day now!

Jack be Little Pumpkin turning orange

Jack-be-Little Pumpkin turning orange

I hope I get more little pumpkins (this is the only one so far).

Giant Cape Gooseberries!

Giant Cape Gooseberries!

These aren’t orange yet, but they will be (at least they are in the art on the seed packet):

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(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)

Preserved Peach Sauce

Preserved Peach Sauce

This peach sauce was given to me by my neighbor (woo! for garden trading) and is sooo delicious!

Orange Dessert

Orange Dessert

Orange Sunset

Orange Sunset

Orange Tigger melon and an orange setting sun!

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