The rear 50% is a bit of a mess, but shouldn't be too hard to remedy - there are half a dozen tired looking summer squash plants, three hills of very tired looking cucumber plants, Somewhere in there is a Moon and Stars watermelon plant with one developing fruit. Aside from a small patch of half a dozen intrepid Chard plants, it may be best to pull everything, get out the weed whacker, then just drive the mower over it all to chop up the greenery (and suck as much of it into the mower as I can). I hope to dig the rear two rows for the fall Brussels Sprouts. So that will be the fall garden - lettuce, beets, chard (which I hope to seed today indoors), and Brussels Sprouts...no garlic this fall.
Ah, the Gazpacho - we use a very basic recipe that was developed by our friend Sarig, chef at Zely and Ritz. The ingredients are tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, sweet peppers, salt, pepper, basil and sherry vinegar - and a final embellishment of pesto. Great, refreshing soup - but our tomato supply (or impending lack thereof) means it was likely the last one of the year. Can I say that I am already in eager anticipation of next tomato season?!