Looking at this "twin tomato" is somewhat painful to me - especially as it has split in exactly the spot that looks like a butt crack - ouch! Nature can be cruel!
Sadly, this was the second and last cucumber from the vine that started off so promisingly...I had to use it quickly before it turned bad (which is basically what happens with everything on the balcony - use it or loose it). It's amazing to me how such a heavy piece of fruit doesn't just drop straight off the vine.
I continue to just chop the top of these shallots and they quickly grow back. The base, near the roots, are getting fairly thick now - it might be time to rip them up and replant some new ones.
So we have tomatoes, cucumber and shallots...what to make? I saw this recipe for Nasi Goering on the blog Farmhouse Home and it seemed really simple, especially as Catherine uses a packet mix for the Nasi Goering sauce and I'm ALL about the packet mix as it makes things quick + simple. I didn't use chicken like Catherine did in her recipe, but just went with some frozen prawns we had hanging around in the freezer.
I really enjoyed this meal as it was simple to make and really tasty plus it used up three things from my little garden. Obviously, it wasn't as good as what we had in Bali last year...but it was a little trip back in time to a great, relaxing holiday in Seminyak.
You can view more Harvest Monday posts on Daphne's Dandelions blog.