Monday, August 30, 2010

Fall greens

It's almost the last day of August. Blue September air has arrived. Colours are saturated. We can start to cook long, slow dinners again without expiring from the heat.*

I am watching my sweet red peppers on the roof like a hawk, so that I can turn them into a rouille for bouillabaisse a week from today. I must visit my fishmonger to order shrimp with their heads on in advance - so hard to find, here. In Cape Town we buy them by the box and put them on the braai, after slitting them down the middle to clean, and then marinating them in lime and garlic. Or peri peri. Oh, what I would do for a packet of Woollies peri peri marinade, right now.

The spicy 'micro' greens on the roof are becoming macro, and I shall let them. Planting more today. The upland cress is up, and the chervil only stuck their spidery green heads above the soil yesterday...Interesting -they took 8 days to the others' 3 and 5.

* Heat. Well, let's just ignore the temperatures at the moment. Wishful thinking.


  1. I spent part of this hot day blanching and peeling peaches. There's leftover syrup and I see a peach gin fizz glowing in my future. Looking forward to the equinox.

  2. I'm waiting for my peppers to turn color too. I'm pretty impatient though.

  3. Melanie, stop toying with me. I went out and bought a bottle of gin. Happy? Happy??? Where did you get the peaches?

    Meems - yooooou muuuuust waaaaaaait....

  4. from Fifer's Orchards. In Delaware. I was visiting my family earlier in the week.


  5. Hello to fall greens! And hopefully, good bye to the oppressive heat!


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