Harvest Monday March 22, 2021

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.

Salanova Red Butter lettuce

mizuna and baby pac choi for salads

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.

Groninger Blue Collard-Kale

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.

sourdough sandwich loaf

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.

Sweet Potatoes Pommes Anna

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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4 Responses to Harvest Monday March 22, 2021

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    The sweet potato dish looks very colourful

  2. I had forgotten about potatoes anna and haven’t made them for years. Thanks for the prompt. The salad season must be welcome amidst the dearth of other garden produce.

  3. alittlebitofsunshine says:

    Sweet Potato Pommes Anna sounds lush. Never would have thought of that so thanks for the heads up, Dave

  4. Margaret says:

    The lettuce is so lovely – I’ve been wondering where I can put a greenhouse when the time comes and that’s one of the first things fall/spring crops that it will be used for.

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