June 16, 2005


I just harvested the first okra of the season, which is pretty exciting, but then again -- what does one do with three pods?


Put it in chicken soup. It gives the soup a creamy kind of texture.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 17, 2005 06:49 AM

Supplement the three with a bushel of store-bought okra and fry 'em up, of course!

Posted by: frazier at June 17, 2005 08:13 AM

That's what I did last year, Frazier.

Last night I steamed the three pods and melted a little butter on them. They were quite good. When you lightly steam the whole thing, they have a nice flavor and a creamy texture inside.

Fried is still better though.

Posted by: Jordana at June 17, 2005 09:13 AM

You could make a tiny gumbo.

Posted by: jim at June 17, 2005 10:47 AM

I was looking at my jalapeno peppers yesterday and they look like an appropriate size but they are still green. The little label says that they mature to a red color. Do you know whether I pick them and THEN they turn red or do I wait until they turn red on the bush?

Have you ever heard of the cucumber in a jar trick?

Stop me if you have....
You put a little baby cuke in a small mouthed jar and cover it with a towel to prevent it from cooking in the sun.
Then it grows to a large size and you can make people wonder how you got this huge cuke in a jar.
I thought it was a cute idea.
Now I just have to find a jar...the kids use the jars for frogs and fireflies.

(hey that is a nice name for something....Frogs & Fireflies)

Posted by: Mary at June 17, 2005 10:50 AM