Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. I only got one harvest last week, a modest cutting of Starbor kale I have growing in one of the cold frame beds. I have that bed covered only in bird netting, not Agribon, and the curly leaves have stayed free of insect damage. The kale planted in there is hardy enough it has done well so far without a heavy cover.
We continue to use things from storage. I baked one of the Turkeyneck pumpkins last week and turned part of it into pumpkin puree. I used some of the puree to make a batch of Whole Grain Pumpkin Yeast Bread. I formed the dough into rolls instead of a loaf, and we had them with veggie soup we cooked up for dinner one night. The pumpkin added a lovely color and flavor to the rolls along with extra nutrition, and I can see I need to do more experimenting in the future.
I froze the rest of the puree in an ice cube tray. I plan to use the cubes in a number of savory dishes, plus I have been popping them into my breakfast fruit smoothies. We still have 10 of these big pumpkins in storage so I will be using them in all the ways I can dream up! I am thinking the cubes will be handy to use in soups and stews as well.
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 of any size or shape you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And please be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting, or wishing they were harvesting!