It's Monday already??!! Where did the weekend go? I picked the last of the plums from my tree this week. I forgot to take a photo. Boo!
This week the cherry tomatoes have been coming in fast and furious. I picked this bunch about midweek. There are some volunteers among the bunch. Looks like I have a volunteer Amish Paste tomato plant as well as another unknown tomato that gives smaller oval shaped red fruit. I'm not quite sure what it is.
Yesterday I picked more cherry tomatoes. A few of the Chocolate Cherry tomatoes were ripe. These were my aunt's favorite tomato last year. I also spotted a small ripe Green Zebra tomato. I love the color on the green zebra. They are green but when ripe have a lovely chartruese color. I had a ton more Shishito peppers that were ready too!
Here's what I did with my Shishito peppers. I love them in a no fuss why. I wash then and pat the dry really well. I throw them in a hot pan with olive oil and fry them until the outsides are blistered.
When they're done, I sprinkle with simple sea salt and Shichimi Togarashi. Shichimi Togarashi is a Japanese condiment made of a mixture of 7 different ingredients including chili flakes, sesame seeds, nori and citrus peel to name a few. You can find it in most Asian food stores.
This week's totals:
- Tomato (volunteers): 0.65 lb
- Tomato (cherry): 1.23 lb
- Plums: 0.82 lb
- Peppers (Shishito): 0.42 lb
- Tomato (Green Zebra): 0.08 lb