Saturday, August 6, 2011
I was right about one thing: it's just too hot to cook. I thought this would be great to finally figure out how to make this whole Walking Dead-inspired recipe work. But then I realized, it doesn't have to be the first mention of food. In fact, during a relatively safe and peaceful time, these people manage to grow their own produce! There are paragraphs and paragraphs about fresh tomatoes. So of course, instead of thinking up anything, I can just brag about my own garden! Every year we make jelly out of our red currants, which I'm feeling worse about every day, since we're running low and the bush is ready, but I just haven't found the time.
I have, however, found the time to baby my watermelons. I thought the rabbit were eating the blooms again (I didn't get a single zucchini last year) but I was pleased to discover that they pretty much leave the watermelons alone. Turns out the little melonlets grow in the grass, so they're hard to find until they're fist-sized. This is the biggest so far, but there are a quite a few more on the way.
And, of course, the tomatoes. I was going to take a big bite into a ripe one and take a picture of that, but I ate all of the early ones already. Besides, I can't find the bit where Rick eats a tomato like it was an apple, so maybe the plants are just giving me a little leeway on that one.
Now, if you don't mind, I have a wedding to get ready for :)