I have a small vegetable garden because the plot of land our house sits on is mainly taken up by a large house.......and because our land is on the downwards aspect of a hill, is split into three levels. As it is not situated ideally for a vegetable patch, it's a labour of love to try and produce anything on half a day's sun, and that is the brutal afternoon sun of summer - making matters even more challenging.
My prized crop is my tomatoes..... because no matter what you say - the best tomato is a home grown one. There is one large oxheart which is managing to turn pinkish red, and it will ripen in 2 or 3 days time. It is the last one. The cherry tomatoes are finishing, as is my crop of sweet basil. The small crop of asian chilli's are still doing well, and gosh they are hot this year.
I try to grow garlic - but they are always small because my veggie garden does not get much sun in the cooler months - so my crop is plentiful but small and fiddly to peel.
Cherry Tomatoes - plus one chilli for demonstration purposes.
One of my four chilli bushes - more than enough heat for one household.
My sweet basil - this is the best "looking" bush - but they are all struggling in the cooler nights now.
Salmon, mashed potato and (my) sautéed cherry toms, basil and garlic. A fast side dish and so satisfying knowing you grew the ingredients.