Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. I got my second ever cutting of purple sprouting broccoli last week, followed shortly by another small cutting of more side shoots. I only have two plants growing, so there won’t ever be a huge amount of broccoli, but what we get is a welcome addition to the winter mix of greens I have been harvesting. I roasted these in the oven on a sheet pan, and they had a rich, sweet flavor. Their small size means they cooked in less than 10 minutes.
I got a couple of harvests of lettuce from the greenhouse. This one was Pele and Green Salanova Butter. The lettuce is still going strong from a December planting, and last week I got more planted that hopefully will start feeding us in a month or so. I used some of these two to make a salad we had for lunch yesterday. I had some blueberry infused balsamic vinegar I used to make a dressing, then I dressed the salad with fresh blueberries, feta cheese and toasted walnuts. I made crostini with some of my sourdough bread and it made for a light lunch.
I started a batch of microgreens earlier in the month and cut them last week. This was a Mild Microgreens Mix I got from Johnny’s Selected Seeds that includes cabbage, kale, kohlrabi and mizuna. It makes a tasty topping for salads and sandwiches, and I started more of it yesterday.
On the fermenting front, I started another jar of red cabbage sauerkraut. I made a quart jar last December and we liked it so much I started a half gallon jar this time! I didn’t grow the cabbage myself, but it did lead me to start some seed of red cabbage for growing this spring. I’m going to try one called Omero, which is a midseason type that makes heads up to three pounds. In the past I have had troubles growing the red varieties, so we shall see how it goes this time.
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!