It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s a lot of familiar faces here in the harvest basket along with a few new ones. I cut more of the Salanova red and green butter lettuces. I love these little tender leaves, and they have the same texture as the big butterhead varietes which can be challenging for me to grow. We’ve been enjoying them on salads.
I cut about a pound of the Winterbor kale that has been giving us our first kale rapini. This is a basic curly kale, and I like Winterbor because it is a touch taller than most which gives more bang for the buck in the limited greenhouse space.
We generally roast the kale rapini in the oven. The stems get crunchy-tender, while any attached leaves crisp up and become kale chips. I think it has a mild flavor, and it is definitely a seasonal treat here. This batch got cooked in a cast iron skillet.
I’m still getting the purple sprouting broccoli from the greenhouse along with the kale rapini. Both have been a welcome addition to our meals for the last couple of months.
I have a sorrel plant growing in a container in the greenhouse that I harvested last week. This is a selection from Richter’s Herbs called Profusion that makes large and tender leaves. These add a little zip to a salad, and are generally more tender and mild than ones I have grown outside. It’s quite hardy too in our climate, and never even died back this winter in the protection of the greenhouse.
In other news, I rooted up a few more stalks of lemongrass in a glass of water and they were ready for potting up. I’ll set these out in the garden after danger of frost is past. I use them in cooking and for teas, and the plants get quite large over the summer when planted in the ground. I get the stalks from a local Asian market, which is an inexpensive way to get the plants growing. It also ensures that the plants come from a good culinary selection.
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!