Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. The harvests are picking up a bit here as warm days have spurred the asparagus to start popping up. We’ve gotten two pounds of it since we started cutting it a couple of weeks ago. We have roasted it and stir-fried it so far, and that in the photo got roasted in a cast iron skillet until charred on the outside but still crisp inside.
The kale rapini is coming to an end. I’ve pulled half the overwintered kale plants, with the rest likely coming up this week to make room for planting cucumbers in the greenhouse.
I cut a couple of big heads of lettuce last week. One was Simpson Elite, which is my favorite lettuce for wilting. That’s where this batch wound up, and it was tender and tasty.
Another was the butterhead Mirlo, which I have growing in a window box sized planter. It doesn’t form a real big head like some butterhead types, but it has large green tender leaves that are great for salads. I used some of this for a Mediterranean salad we had for lunch one day. I also plan to use a few of the outer leaves to make Korean-style beef lettuce wraps we’re having for dinner tonight.
I also made the first cutting of arugula from a planting I made in another window box planter. This is Esmee, and the leaves are mild flavored and tender. It wound up on a pizza I cooked up on Friday night. I love arugula on pizza, and this one also had some of our slow-roasted tomatoes from last year.
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!