Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Weird tomatoes

This year I sowed quite a few different varieties and I'm so glad I did, but I never expected such weird and wonderfulness! o.O

The pen is there to give you an idea of the size. They are
ridiculously heavy too, note the string to support them...
These are the size of beefsteak tomatoes, but I was
expecting relatively medium sized pear-shaped things, the
packet said Lemon Bay...

Lemon Bay up close, not exactly pear-shaped...
These were supposed to be yellow/orange and
they're already turning red...
The Snow Whites are turning yellow...
This lot are upside down...
...and have twins...
...and triplets!!
As you can see, we've already started eating them,
but this lot are growing in all manner of shapes
and sizes, from heart-shaped to pear-shaped to almost oblong...
And we're not exactly going to get rich from these
outdoor Money Makers...
He he he.

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment. It makes my day =)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Habanero Chocolate & Hot Paper Lantern

We've been harvesting chillies for a while now, but we recently tested the Habanero Chocolate and the Hot Paper Lantern for the first time. And Oh. My. God. Hot hot hot hot hot! :O

Because they are approx. 425,000 and 350,000 Scovilles respectively, we decided to play it safe and scrape out all the insidey bits and then bake them in the oven with a little olive oil.

We (my husband because he does all the chilli chopping) then finely chopped them up and sprinkled them on a fresh tuna Asian sallad. Luckily I sprinkled mine AROUND the plate, rather than over the tuna... The Habanero was just too hot for me, but the Hot Paper Lantern was fabulous! :D

Friday, 8 July 2011

Tomato update

These (nameless yellow/orange cherry sort) are just mad!!
I have a few twins/triplets growing on this plant too, will
to get a few decent photos and post them.
These (Trijbuline) are just plain weird!!

These are Lemon Bay (full size) tomatoes and they're
doing soooo well!! :)