Monday, September 17, 2012

sunflowers: week 8

I am pleased to see that the sunflower seedlings are doing well despite pests and mildew. All three surviving seedlings have started to show the starts of a bud. I don't know how big they will grow but their color will be a happy welcome.

garden tomato soup

It was a productive Sunday on the balcony garden. I was cleaning up dead and dried leaves from the tomato plants. Surprisingly, our plants are still producing tomatoes; flowering and pollinating themselves. This is also true for the jalapeño and cayenne pepper plants. One particular plant just keeps on producing though I must admit, it's not that spicy.

I gathered a bunch more tomatoes, basil, and jalapeños, and made tomato soup. I roasted all ingredients with olive oil, salt, and pepper for 30 minutes. I placed all ingredients in a pot on low heat and picked off the skins that peeked off from roasting it in the oven. Then blended it with a cup of water. I let it come to boil and added balsamic vinegar and salt to taste.

TH loved it.