Sunday, July 12, 2020


This photo is a week old, so some of this zucchini has already been harvested. I can count about six little zukes there. We're getting one or two a day right now from the two plants in the garden. I'll get out there later with the camera for some more up-to-date images.

The round-leafed green plant on the right is pourpier (purslane). It's hard to get rid of, but it's supposedly edible.

The market was fun yesterday morning. But, it being the first second Saturday of official summer vacation and the long Bastille Day weekend, it was crowded. I got the last empty space in the adjacent parking lot and it took me a while to get out after I finished my shopping. I should have parked elsewhere. Still, I got some nice tomatoes, a melon, a couple of lemons, some avocados, carrots, and an eggplant from the produce vendors. Then I went to the poultry stand for some more chicken sausages, both with herbs and with merguez spices. Finally, a butcher had some nice looking garlic sausages, smoked and not smoked, so I got one of each. It's grilling season!


  1. "Summertime, and the livin' is easy..." Well, not really easy. There is a lot of work. But the living is good, especially with all the fresh vegetables and fruit available.

  2. Funny that while Australians are notorious for abbreviating words, we do say zucchini and not zukes.

  3. Zucchini have such surprisingly elegant flowers. So, purslane is "supposedly" edible? You haven't been tempted to try it?

  4. Were the buyers at the market wearing masks?

  5. I remember growing zukes; they were forever out of control


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