Thursday, July 15, 2010

Veggies! Herbs! All at The Bunny Lounge!

WARNING Lots of Pictures today! Once again here is the super crazy zucchini plant. I am mad at the zucchini plant! I was harvesting some Zucchinis last night and about 2 inches from my hand a little snake tail zips away. I ran on the deck screaming and jumping around with two big zucchinis in my hands, Hef's dad was like "oh a snake?" ACK YIKES YUCK!
But take a look at them big boys! I should have measured them! They better be pretty delicious for my troubles! Tonight they are getting breaded and baked into Zucchini Chips, per Hef's dad's request.
The other night we grilled some of the zucchini with steaks. I was setting up Hef's cage while Hef's dad cooked dinner. I told him to brush the slices with oil and season with s&p. I came into the kitchen to see him dipping zucchini in a shallow bowl of oil. ACK! I was very worried they would be super oily, like eggplant, but they were  delicious. Hef's dad also wanted me to show off our grill, so there it is.
So this is partially the zucchini plat, which got so huge it took over my poor sweet potato! But Sweetie Potato is a trouper and is vining out from underneath to potato it up!
If you were a follower last year you might remember this cute little strawberry vine. It was our very first plant for food! Of course it's all gone to bunnies so far! Well I had one or two but mostly bunnies! Last night Hef's dad moved it into the Offical Food Garden Spot. I'm worried! I don't want my strawberry to die!
Last night we also harvested our yyukon golds! I only had 4 seed potatoes from the little package I bought. I didn't do too bad but I don't think I am going to beat Rabbit's Guy! Darn it!
For some reason I always feel the need to plant my dill seeds in a pot. I just spread them all over the whole pot and cover with good soil and let it go. Two years in a row I end up with this big bushy dill pot.
On recommendation of The Raspberry Rabbits, Shell, we made Deviled Eggs with Dill. It was a lazy sunday afternoon when I made these and my eggs were a hare away from being great, so a little sloppy. I just mashed the yolks up with mayo and dill to taste and glopped it in. This is a try again when I get a piping bag recipe! Definetly!
I read online (Bonnie's plants) that eggplants do well in dark pots to keep them nice and hot. So thats where I put mine, but it wasn't going so great! Hef's dad transplanted it into the Offical Food Garden and look! An eggplant, and we have a few more flowers on it. Way to go Hef's Dad! I think this took about a week to grow!
Here's one of our arugulas, we have 8, we lost one early on. I thought to a rabbit, Hef's dad just thinks it wilted away.
And finally! The row of herbs! Basil on top, Mint in the middle, and Sage in front! I have plans for Mint Tea and Mojitos, Lemon Basil Porkchops, and Sage chicken!

5 comments:

B L said...

Holy Cow! Such impressive garden stuff and once again, creative dishes featuring the garden stuff. RG has LOTS of potatos growing in the HUGE compost pile behind the barn. It's all the bunny litter, I'm sure. You cannot imagine how MUCH bunny litter we generate here. I think you should bring your biggest potato to our bunny blog bash and compare it to his.

Carmen C. said...

YUM! We are up to our ears in zucchini too right now:)

Lisa said...

Wow. Can we come over? We can be there in a couple hours...

And can someone please tell mom we need a backyard? We are jealous of everyone's gardens! (although mom says she'd kill anything she tried to grow)

Lisa said...

Wow. Can we come over? We can be there in a couple hours...

And can someone please tell mom we need a backyard? We are jealous of everyone's gardens! (although mom says she'd kill anything she tried to grow)

ok PS. My word verification is "emobink". I think that's Biffy's new nickname! His binkies ARE kind of emo!!!!

Michelle May said...

You think with me being a vegetarian that I could grow veggies, but nooooooooo. I have garden envy.
Glad you liked the egg recipe. It is easier if you use a pastry bag and a hand mixer to mix up the filling. However, it all tastes the same. Yummy!