Each week Daphne hosts a show of garden harvests. You can view other gardener's harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.
We've been harvesting basil with almost every harvest this week, but it never weighs much on its own. It is nice to have it whenever you need it.
On Tuesday, 14 oz of swiss chard went into a yummy Chard Apple Quiche.
On Wednesday, 5 oz of cherry tomatoes and 7 1/2 oz of Romano green beans and 11 1/2 oz of blue lake green beans became a side dish of braised green beans one evening this week.
On Thursday, I harvested my two slicing cucumbers which came in at 14 oz. I probably should have picked them earlier since they were a bit seedy inside, but we enjoyed them in a salad with cherry tomatoes and feta anyways.
And Sunday, I harvested my first full size tomato. My mystery heirloom which looks dark pinkish, came in at 10 1/4 oz for the first fruit. I also picked my lone zucchini which weight 10 1/2 oz. Here's a second shot of the beautiful color on that first tomato. The tomato became the centerpiece of a Tomato Tart. My mom had sent me the recipe a week or two ago and I was just waiting for the right tomato to try it. You can see from the photo below that the tomato was very meaty and had few seeds. We halved the recipe to make one large tart. Our only other modification was that we sauteed a leek first and layered that in the bottom of the tart before adding the egg mixture. The crust recipe was hard to work with but nice and buttery. Next time we'll probably stick with our usual crust recipe. With our sauteed zucchini, it made a very yummy dinner.