Monday Misc: peppers, tomatoes, lilies, juice, cookies

0prplpprI thought some of you may be interested in seeing the inside of a purple bell pepper; it’s cream color. Who’d of thunk it? It was an amusing surprise  to me. I looked it up on the internet and it’s supposed to be that way, so that’s pretty neat.
As for what the purple pepper tastes like, I used it in a sauce and it tasted like a normal bell pepper to me. We haven’t found anymore ripe peppers. From what I can tell we have about 4 purple pepper plants. That’s okay, the 50+ other plants have lots of fruit, so we’ll be bell pepper poor by the end of the season.

0chrkprlWe rescued a large Cherokee purple tomato from the garden when it was just turning. I set it in the kitchen window and after a few days it ripened all the way. It was mighty tasty. There’s nothing like home grown tomatoes. This will be the last Cherokee Purple tomato that we get. The storms made a mess of the tomato patch and the Cherokee purples that are on the vines are culls. But they won’t go to waste because as they ripen the deer eat them up.

P1030624My tiger lilies are blooming. The blooms makes me think of my Mom. I grew these from seeds off her tiger lilies and she grew hers from Grandma’s tiger lilies. It always brings a bittersweet smile to my heart.

7-11-2016-tomatoI’m making tomato juice today. Our Early Girl Tomatoes are producing quite well even with the storm damage they’ve been hammered with. I didn’t want them to go to waste, so I’m making juice and then I’m going to freeze it.

P1030588bCookies with directions printed right on the back…
Not sure what that says about our society,
but it gave me a good chuckle.

Until I get the tomatoes done, I can’t do any blog visiting or commenting. Don’t give up on me, I’ll be around as soon as I can. I’m making this post while the tomatoes are cooking. Wish me luck to get the job done soon.

Wishing you all a pleasant week.

Ornamental Tiger Lilies

a-IMG_5223These flowers are ornamental Tiger Lilies and precious heirlooms to me. They came from seeds that my Mom gave me a couple decades ago from her own ornamental lilies. Mom’s ornamental lilies came from seeds given to her by her Mom from her ornamental tiger lilies. As close as I can figure, this line of ornamental tiger lilies has been in my family for probably 90 years or more.
c-IMG_5423I’m always anxious each year waiting for the bright orange blooms to burst into full color. It makes me smile to see these living beauties of love from my Mom and Grandmother.

I hope you all have a pleasant rest of the week.