Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh, the Fruits of one's Labor......

Behold, the fruits of my labor - seriously, I had nothing to do with it, but, am happy to take credit when I can get away with it! I present to you, the first lemon cucumber of the season. Such wonderful little, delicious delicacies....sliced, dusted with a little salt and sprinkled with a hint of rice wine vinegar....oh, the joy. The photo makes it look huge, but, it's actually smaller than a baseball.
The lemon cucumber plants get out of control in about 5 days and I won't be able to keep up with the picking and I think I really did myself in this year....because I planted four! Alas, I will have many to share and therefore, take credit for. Yippee!

And, then, the zuccini - oh Mr. Zucchini, you do surprise me - I was just in the garden but a few days ago and you were not there, how did you get so big so fast?


How lovely you are......so fresh and green - please tell me you and your relatives will not completely over take my garden with the lemon cucumbers....what? you plan to out run the lemon cucumbers.....hmmmmm. Oh, well, all the more to share you with everyone....and for me to get accolades.

Yes, I am a glutton for the adoration heaped upon me as I dole out vegetables from the garden....however, not so much when the neighbors quit answering the door when I arrive.....

Stay tuned for more garden adventures.....this year I am growing more than I usually do, .....yippeeeeeeeee!!

3 comments:

marinik said...

oh how fun to pick what you've grown and enjoy them... the lemon cucumber I've never seen, sounds delightful

julochka said...

oh, it looks so cool! does it taste of lemon? and cucumber? lemony-cucumber? it would be marvelous with hendrick's gin, i'm sure!

An Open Heart said...

The lemon cucumber is a wonder....my favorite of the summer veggies. Roomie and I discussed last night what it tastes like and we agreed it tastes like a cucumber, only lighter and it has just the very slightest hint of tang - like lemon, however, we considered that might only be because we KNOW it is a lemon cucumber. It would probably lOOK lovely floating in a glass of gin, or whatever your fancy, but, might not really be any different than a regular cucumber.