Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. Some of my harvests may be repetitive from recent weeks, but I am happy to have them. I have really been enjoying the salad greens. I cut a bowl of mixed lettuce leaves from one of the salad boxes in the greenhouse. All this in the below photo was from a Wild Garden Lettuce Mix I planted back in November. I’ve gotten several harvests from this box, and I decided to make one final cutting and then replant it with some new stock.
Another repeater harvest was from the True Siberian kale growing in the greenhouse. It got sauteed briefly in olive oil with a bit of garlic added, and made a quick and tasty side dish.
It’s not all repeats though. Last week I cooked up the dried Trail of Tears beans that I harvested in 2015. It was just over one cup of them before cooking. I love these beans in the kitchen, but they have been fairly shy producers in the garden. I’ve decided not to grow them this year, and devote that space to other beans.
The cooked beans met up with the earlier lettuce harvest and was served up on tostadas.
The rest of the beans went in a black bean and quinoa dish my wife cooked up for dinner one night. A little homegrown cilantro and a splash of lime juice perked up the flavor nicely, and a sprinkle of smoked Aji Angelo peppers added a bit of heat.
I saved the best harvest of the week (in my opinion) for last. My wife cut the first spears of asparagus on Thursday. We grilled these and enjoyed them thoroughly!
In other news, our cat Ace and I both celebrated birthdays in March. One of us turned four, and the other one isn’t saying! My wife likes to get us to pose together for a birthday photo every year. He is not camera shy, but he is getting to be an armful to hold.
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!