Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. I got a few harvests here last week. My wife celebrated her birthday on Saturday, and requested a salad for lunch. So I cut some frilly Ezrilla and a bit of smooth butter lettuce from the greenhouse just for the occasion. I dressed it up with a dark cherry balsamic and walnut oil vinaigrette and a few dried cherries. This is one of her favorite of our salad creations, and I was happy to oblige.
And I cut a few leaves of curly Darkibor kale to go in a soup she made last night. I love to use kale in soup since it holds up well.
In one more tiny harvest, I chopped a bit of I’itoi onion and flat leaf parsley from the greenhouse to top a dish I made with Christmas Lima beans, marinated artichokes and roasted carrots. Dressed with a little olive oil and a few springs of oregano I have growing in a pot, it made a filling meal. This sounded like a somewhat unlikely combination when I read it on the Rancho Gordo blog, but I have learned to keep an open mind. I added the roasted carrots to make it a bit more substantial, and my wife and I both declared it a winner.
And let me announce a temporary change for Harvest Monday. Michelle (From Seed To Table) has again graciously agreed to take over hosting Harvest Monday next month (January, 2019) to give me a little break. So to linkup next week, please visit From Seed To Table instead of coming here to find Mr Linky. I’ll be back as host on February 4, 2019.
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!