This week Hattie’s Garden is featuring smaller Lisianthus and Green Tomatoes which are great for frying.
There is always a silver lining and the extreme heat of the season encouraged our Lisianthus to produce a nice “second flush.” We are putting together small, delicate Lisianthus bouquets with beautiful fillers of Gomphrena, Salvia, Cosmos and Celosia. These beautiful small bouquets are perfect for the kitchen table, bedroom or anywhere you want some beauty from the garden.
As we begin our fall cleanup and finish fall planting, we have an abundance of very nice green tomatoes of all sizes. The days are shorter and shorter as the winter solstice approaches and our tomatoes won’t fully ripen before the weather turns colder. The good news is that green tomatoes are still edible, delicious, and good for many things.
There are just hundreds of ways green tomatoes can be used, including the popular fried green tomato. Simply slice your tomatoes, coat with flour, dip into an egg/milk mixture and then dredge them in a mixture of cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Fry in vegetable oil. That’s it. Easy as can be and good good good!
Here are 19 nice recipes, including things like pickled green tomatoes, oven fried green tomato caprese, green tomato salsa, green tomato pie, green tomato pasta sauce and green tomato cobbler!
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available this week at Hattie’s Garden on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 5. If these times/dates do not work for you, please email Hattie to make other arrangements. We will also be at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market located at George H.P. Smith Park on Saturday from 8 to 12.
- Green Tomatoes — these tomatoes have most of the same health benefits as red tomatoes, with almost the same amount of beta-carotene. Enjoy eating them fried, sautéed, in stews or sauces or even pickled. They are rich in antioxidants and B vitamins and may even help fight cancer.
- Lisianthus Bouquets — gorgeous lisianthus brings its own special grace to our bouquets.
- Mesclun — a mixture of young lettuce and young arugula.
- Young Arugula — limited quantities.
- Kale — young Early Hanover Kale and young Red Russian Kale.
- Hakurei Turnips — we think this is the better turnip. If you usually turn your nose up at turnips, you may be in for a sweet surprise with the Japanese turnip.
- Radishes — pink & red with beautiful greens.
- Cherry tomatoes — mixed pints in limited quantities.
- Tomatoes — limited quantities.
- Deep Grass Organic — available only at Hattie’s Garden on Wednesday & Thursday — Yukon Gold potatoes, Red Bliss Potatoes, large Garlic heads, Red Onions, and Candy Yellow Onions.
Yours at the Market and Garden…