I should feel grateful to all my volunteer warm season plants, they always provide the first fruit before the ones that we sow start to produce. Self-seeded tomato plants that we transplanted end winter provide us with so many fruits from early summer. Self-sowed melons also gave us some fruit when I almost gave up with our other melon which does not grow very well this year. We were not sure at first if these self-sowed melon were honeydews or rockmelon. As the fruit matures, netting on the skin without no doubt it is ROCKmelon. We were not sure when to harvest them but saw something was hoping to get the first taste of our rockmelon so we guess it must be ready for plucking. The first rockmelon had a hole on it from pecking or drilling?Not sure. Second melon when I turned the rockmelon which face the soil saw many creatures were gathering on it and started to chew on the skin. Oh no you don't, its mine! Both of the rockmelon won't made it into beauty contest and were just the size of my palm.But they sure tastes very sweet and juicy. BLISS.
Okra plants are producing nicely at the moment. I was clearing up a patch that were growing celery, leek and carrot. Vegetable on that patch has not produce the desirable mature size yet but cool season are knocking. What to do with this harvest? Okra into the freezer. Made some ACAR using cucumber, red chilies, carrots, red onion and pineapple (the only ingredient which is not home-grown, we have 2 pineapples which we have grown for 2 years but you probably laugh if I show you how they look like ;-)),Celery and baby leeks goes into chili crab dish together ( Found some crabs we caught last December in Wallaroo almost forgotten).
Harvested some eggplants last week and made Chili Fried Eggplant dish. A big button squash went into the wok for stir-fried vegetables. Our next eggplant harvest, I am planning to try cooking P.F.Chang's Stir-Fried Spicy Eggplant dish which I saw in Kitchen Flavours.
From my husband fishing trip, a fish and squids. Squids were fried coated with Kentucky fluor mix with Lemon Basil leaves and pepper (Our pantry breadcrumbs and tempura were out of stock).
More okras, bitter gourd, cucumbers, angle luffa and capsicum harvest.
What is your eggplant favourite dish?