Yesterday evening one of the tomatoes we’ve been watching for the past few days was ready to pick. We were having supper in the garden so we ate it very fresh – just minutes from plant to table! I sliced it and added chopped garlic, oregano, salt and olive oil. What a treat! And there are many more to come over the next days and weeks. We picked some more cucumbers – there’s at least one ready every day now – and our first small courgette. The courgette plants aren’t doing as well as usual, but there are flowers coming now so perhaps they’ll improve.
This tomato soon became a salad:
This morning I made the three cucumbers in the photo above into a chilled soup. The very simple recipe for this is on my Mediterranean food blog.
Another treat today was when some friends gave us some of the first figs from the tree in their garden. Figs at this time of year are known as figues fleurs in French and borrauds in Occitan. They are fruits which have spent the winter on the tree and mature in summer. Later we’ll have the main crop which develop during the summer and are ready for eating in autumn.