|4 peppers on one plant... one is way off to right|
I'm very happy with the production of my bell pepper plant which is supposed to be a red bell pepper plant. This one plant has 4 peppers growing. I harvested the first crop green as I forgot they were supposed to be red. Then I started thinking that 'aren't all bell peppers green, then yellow, orange, and finally red'? So I looked it up. Apparently this is true. This is what I found:
This last one may be hard to read, but you can try to enlarge it or google it. Anyway, I found it interesting. And I'm going to hold out and see if my now green peppers do make this transition.
And here's a pic of my basil... pretty much going to seed now:
and someone was talking about okra on their blog... about it liking dry weather... think this might have been Henny Penny's blog. But I love okra. However, I've never tried to grow it. I use it in my chicken and sausage gumbo and I buy it *dried* for snacking. It's the only dried product that I like. I've tried a few others like green beans and carrots... but didn't like those. Here's a pic of the brand I buy... "My Snacks".
As you can see, Julie was not sure about sharing her spot with the Okra...
And I had to take a pic of Tux and Ghost laying by the Aga so they wouldn't feel left out.
|Tux and Ghost|
DH and I have some errands to run this morning... one of which is my annual Oncologist appointment. This one will be different as my Oncologist for the last 17 years moved to Oregon to be closer to family... so I've a new doctor this time whom (who or whom?) I haven't met yet. I'm going to stop this post here so that I can continue later this afternoon and give you my opinion. Wish me luck!
OK... back from appointment and errands. Do like the new doctor. We talked for a bit after the initial exam, and he seemed interested... talked about family, a little about medical family history, but also about family surnames, history of surnames, ancestry, etc. Also gave me my "good to go" for another year. Hurray!
Next DH and I took off for a kitchen shop that sells Vietnamese Cinnamon - which I use in several recipes.
While there I also bought a pre-seasoned Lodge cast iron frying pan. I've been meaning to get one and see how these pre-seasoned ones work. I have 2 old cast iron pans in the garage, but they are rusted... (and I know that they can be cleaned and seasoned, but I've given up on those). I have several recipes that are supposed to be made in a cast iron pan that I've been making in regular pyrex or ceramic. But I do want to try them in cast iron. Will post my experimenting.
Guess that's about it for today. It's only Wednesday, so have a wonderful rest of the week!