It’s time for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. Homegrown veggies are always a treat here in winter, and I had a couple of harvests last week. I have one Burgundy sprouting broccoli producing, and it gave me a few more shoots. The other plants of Rudolph and Santee are starting to head now, so I should have more to cut soon. This batch was just enough for a taste of things to come!
I also made a cutting of White Russian kale to go in a soup I am cooking tonight. I have quite a bit of kale planted in the greenhouse, and it is all ready for cutting now. We also enjoy eating the rapini when the plants begin flowering.
My wife and I recently returned from a getaway to Cabo San Lucas. We enjoyed a visit to Flora Farms while we were there. They grow over 100 varieties of vegetables and herbs, using sustainable and organic farming practices. Considering the Baja region is classified as a desert, they have an impressive operation there. We ate at their farm to table restaurant, and since they had a wood-fired pizza oven we ordered an arugula pizza. It was piled high with tender and mild tasting arugula they had tossed with a lemon dressing. I love arugula on pizza so this was a real treat for me.
They also had a market where they sold their herbs and veggies. We picked up kohlrabi, napa cabbage, and snow peas which went into a stir fry I made for our dinner one night. We didn’t get a farm tour, but if we return next year that will be on my to-do list.
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!