Turns out this summer has been a good one with corn, cuccumbers, zucchini, eggplants and winter beans all doing well. Oh and for those looking for holiday entertainment for the kids? Plant some winter beans. Seriously, those things are golden. We had an hour of fun just shelling them, as the kids tried to guess what coloured beans would come out of each shell. Just so you know, apparently those speckled borlotti beans are worth the most in kids-bean currency. Who needs television, eh?
Also, can someone please tell me, what in the world am I going to do with all these eggplants? We've had an absolute bumper crop again this year and I've been giving away bagfuls of them.
Confession time: As much as I love preserving and making the most of what we grow, I've never really worked out what to do with my surplus of eggplants (besides sharing the love, of course!). They are coming out of our ears. Please give me your ideas! I'd love to hear them.