August gardening tips: Harvest festival

Harvest and Store
August 25, 2008

Holidays are over, this was my personal harvest festival:

Herbs harvestAromatic herbs from my garden; basil, marjoram, sage, balm, tarragon, green shishito peppers and the beautiful lemon grass.

Harvest & Store Index
Storing basil
Harvesting Lemon Grass
Storing mint

Pepper harvestPeppers from my rooftop: red and green peter pepper, peruvian collnew and many others.

RistraWhat have I done with my harvest? Chilies and herbs have been dryed, freezed, pickled... and eaten.

Storing chili peppers

Gnocchi with pestoFresh garlic and basil, pinenuts, olive oil, grated parmesan... this gnocchi with pesto recipe was quick and unforgetable! Next year I have to grow more basil.

Thai Basil Pesto
Classic pesto recipe (Il meglio in cucina - Best Cuisine)

JarsFrom the left: breadcrums with pepper, oreganon and garlic; pickled unripe peppers; aromatic vinegar with garlic, dandelion and herbs.

Aromatic Breadcrumbs
Herbal Vinegar

TempuraThat was a special dish: Tempura with shishito pepper and meat.

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