It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s still salad season here, and the greenhouse lettuce is giving us a modest but steady supply of greens. The Salanova Red Butter doesn’t get as red some varieties, but the leaves are tender and buttery and lovely in salads. I also cut some mizuna and baby pac choi for salad use last week.
The greenhouse kale is beginning to set flower buds now. I cut leaves of Groninger Blue Collard Kale for cooking last week. This is one of the latest to flower, and I didn’t see any buds on it yet. Despite the name, I believe this Dutch heirloom is more of a kale than a collard green. Regardless, the big leaves are tasty and tender.
In non harvest news, I baked up another sourdough sandwich loaf last week using some sprouted whole wheat flour I bought from King Arthur flour. This naturally leavened bread got a great oven spring, and made a sturdy base for sandwiches. I froze leftovers for our later use.
Another dish I cooked up last week used some of our sweet potatoes from storage for Sweet Potatoes Pommes Anna. I used a mix of white, purple and orange fleshed varieties and sliced them thinly on the mandoline slicer. Then I tossed them with a mix of melted butter and olive oil before layering and baking in a cast iron skillet until crispy on the bottom and sides. I also added salt and a bit of dried thyme for seasoning. This treatment is a keeper, and a good use for the smaller sweet potatoes.
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!