Harvest Monday May 25, 2020

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. As expected, more zucchini are setting on the plants I have growing in the Smart Pots. This Astia squash got spiralized and turned into Baked Parmesan Zucchini Curly Fries. The plants in the main garden are still tiny so these container squash help give us a jump on the season.

Astia zucchini

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Curly Fries

The lettuce is still plentiful too. I made several cuttings last week, along with other salad greens like Mizspoona and arugula. When the salad greens are plentiful, we eat salads!

salad greens

I’m growing Muir lettuce for the first time. It’s listed by some as a leaf lettuce, though Johnny’s calls it a Batavian/crisphead type. Whatever you call it, mine made big heads of tender green leaves. We used it to make my wife’s family recipe for Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad. It worked well for that, and there are several more heads that will be ready soon.

Muir lettuce

wilted lettuce salad

The Microgreens are usually the smallest of my harvests, but they are useful during salad season to add flavor and nutrition to our salads and sandwiches. This is a mix of cabbage, broccoli, purple kohlrabi and red radish greens.

microgreens ready to harvest

It’s still asparagus season here too, and we’ve cut around eight pounds of it so far. We used a bit of it to make Asparagus Mimosa, which made for a light lunch when served with some crispy sourdough crostini. We make it with steamed asparagus, topped with grated hard boiled egg plus salt cured capers and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. It’s quick and easy, and a good choice after we’ve been working out in the garden all morning. Which has been happening almost every day lately!

Asparagus Mimosa

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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9 Responses to Harvest Monday May 25, 2020

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    You have courgettes (zucchini) already. I like the sound of the recipe. Did you use a spiral user? I’ve wondered about getting one but there are so many to choose from. I haven’t harvested enough to add my Monday post.

    • alittlebitofsunshine says:

      Yes I was also wondering if they were “spiralised” with a gadget? It would be useful during courgette season for things like those fries alrigght!

  2. Will - EightGateFarmNH says:

    Great harvests and great recipes! I look forward to trying them all.

  3. shaheen says:

    I’ve only just stuck my courgette plant in the garden plot, so I am very impressed seeing your baked parmesan fries – looks delicious. I don’t have anything new to share, oh other than the last of the rainbow chard that had begun to bolt. Love your variety of lettuce leaves.

  4. An abundant harvest for spring in your part of the country. Spiralizing zucchini is an interesting idea. And look at that asparagus!

  5. Phuong says:

    Your zucchini fries and salads looks amazing. I’ve got everything to make the fries, which I’m excited to try. It was your experiments with seed sprouting that got me started on them, so great on sandwiches and salads.

    Until this weekend the rain and cold weather had kept us from planting the garden.

  6. Margaret says:

    Yum – the asparagus looks delicious! What I’m really craving right now, though, is lettuce – we are maybe a week or two away from our first picking of the season.

  7. alittlebitofsunshine says:

    I was thinking of giving those sprouting seeds a go and have some left over brassica seeds as well as some cress that was for the children (but clearly not right now… they won’t be at the plot for a while , yet) Can you use any seeds that are not poisonous, Dave?

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