Eight (or more) to go! I harvested several more Galeux d'Eysines yesterday afternoon, bringing the harvest total to 14! Two of those are already gone (one eaten/frozen and one given away) leaving us:
12 Galeux d'Eysines curing in the shop.
But, we managed to get rid of 4 more last night. Hurrah!! Much more manageable. I have takers for 3 more, leaving us 5. There are still several that are nearly ready in the garden and even more little ones. We'll have to see how they grow before the first frost.
But where did the 4 go last night? Here's the scoop:
Our friend Jim (the Gay, Goth Gourmet- as named by J16) used to live in an apartment across the street from our old house. Over the summer, he bought his very own house. Last night was his housewarming party. So, being the garden geeks that we are, we gave him produce as a housewarming present!
A lovely, colorful gift bag of goodies.
In addition to the bag that contained cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and basil we gave him a pumpkin. He is a fabulous cook and one of the first things he bought when moving into his own house was a chest freezer (am I a bad influence, or what!) so I know he will have room to freeze the excess.
Anyway, knowing the other people who were going to be at this party, I decided to put a few extra pumpkins in the trunk, just in case..... We came home with no pumpkins in the car. WooHoo! One of the women (and her significant other) took 2- with encouragement. But, she said she would give me some of what she makes. She said has made this before and it sounds fabulous: Pumpkin and blood orange marmalade. Mmm... makes me think of making pumpkin butter. Hmm, I'll have to look into that.