Harvest Monday February 18, 2019

Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. My harvests last week looked a lot like other recent harvests. I made a small cutting of lettuce from the greenhouse, this time green Tango. This wound up on a taco salad we had for lunch one day.

Tango lettuce

Tango lettuce

And I harvested the rest of the sunflower shoots from the planting I made a couple of weeks ago. This batch yielded right at 4 ounces of shoots, enough to keep us supplied until the next batch is ready. The going rate locally is about $5 for a 1.5 ounce bag, which means I grew around $13 worth of sprouts using a small amount of seed. I’d grow them even if it wasn’t so cost-effective because my wife and I both enjoy the taste and use them on salads, sandwiches and other dishes.

sunflower shoots

sunflower shoots

I did bake a loaf of no-knead sourdough bread last week.  I proofed it in an oval brotform then baked it in my Breadtopia oblong clay baker. It had a crispy crust and great flavor, and much of it went into the freezer for later use. I try and have a variety of bread in the freezer for us to use, even though we don’t necessarily eat a lot of bread. When we do eat it though, it’s homemade since we haven’t bought any in almost 10 years now.

No-Knead Sourdough Bread

No-Knead Sourdough Bread

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!

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6 Responses to Harvest Monday February 18, 2019

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    We didn’t grow much lettuce last year – something that we need to remedy this one

  2. Margaret says:

    The sprouts looks so lovely and there’s no doubt that they would be miles ahead of store bought in terms of freshness. I’m so impressed that you haven’t purchased bread in 10 years – something to aspire to!

  3. Shaheen says:

    Although I have been in the garden over the weekend, digging and clearing weeds. I am not organised to share my Tuscan black kale, so maybe next week I will join in, but I will check out the other submissions. Loving your Tango lettuce.

  4. Michelle says:

    I’m like you, I almost always have bread in the freezer. It’s rare for us to be able to get through an entire loaf before it starts to go moldy so I alway freeze at least half the loaf. Mine isn’t always home made though, I do buy bread when I find some worth purchasing, which is a rare event because my own bread is much better than most of what I can buy around here.

  5. Isn’t it wonderful all the lettuce varieties available to gardeners? Satisfies preferences and growing needs. Like Michelle, I’m a bread freezer too. Lasts well if stowed to exclude freezer air.

  6. Late to the party since we awaited the birth of our first grandchild yesterday.

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