Harvest Monday May 24, 2021

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. The harvests this time of year are still limited to salad greens and asparagus, but at least we have plenty of both of them. We’ve harvested seven pounds of asparagus so far, which is plenty to keep the two of us happy. It’s my wife’s turn to cook (we take two week rotations) and she made Asparagus Mimosa yesterday for our lunch using some of the haul. Steamed asparagus topped with grated hard boiled egg, capers and olive oil makes for a filling but light seasonal lunch.

fresh asparagus

Asparagus Mimosa

Asparagus Mimosa

The spring planting of greenhouse lettuce is winding down, and hopefully the ones I have planted in a bed outside will join the harvests next. I do like the oakleaf types, and Panisse is one of my favorite green varieties with leaves that have a buttery texture and mild flavor. I also made a cutting of red and green Salanova oakleaf last week.

Panisse lettuce

Salanova red and green oakleaf lettuce

One newcomer to our salad plates was a red butterhead called Teodore. It did well here this spring, and I will try it again this fall and winter.

Teodore lettuce

Salads are on the menu frequently these days, and one creation we enjoyed last week was topped with fresh fruit and candied pecans while another was a Cheeseburger salad with ground beef and cheese for protein. I made a dressing for that one from buttermilk, pickle relish and homemade ketchup.

salad topped with fruit

Cheeseburger salad

I’ve been busy lately working in the vegetables garden getting things planted and mulched. I got tomatoes and squashes planted last week, and hope to get peppers and eggplant in the ground soon. The weather has turned hot and dry, and I have been working before breakfast to try and beat the heat. After I’m done outside, I sometimes enjoy a frozen fruit smoothie and a glass of green tea for my late breakfast on the screened porch.

fruit smoothie on the porch

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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6 Responses to Harvest Monday May 24, 2021

  1. I do love the little glimpses of your life beyond gardening and harvesting Dave, the porch looks lovely. It’s still wet and wild here, but the asparagus is enjoying all the rain and we still hit our peak harvest record this week : All the best – Steve

  2. Sue Garrett says:

    The salads look delicious. I haven’t linked today as there are only so many times that you can pass a few sticks of rhubarb off as a harvest.

  3. Will - EightGateFarmNH says:

    I would hardly call your harvests limited, given the delicious meals you feature. The lettuce is really pretty and so healthy-looking too. I have to try the Asparagus Mimosa!

  4. Liz Gross says:

    I would have never thought to put that dressing on a cheeseburger salad. When in doubt, I always add ranch (you can tell I’m from the Midwest). I’ve recently discovered a ranch recipe I love, so homemade ranch is now another sign of green season.

    One of these days I’m going to make Asparagus Mimosa, since I’ve seen you feature it so many times…

  5. Lovely lettuces, and the asparagus looks delicious!

  6. What are your favorite summer lettuces? I’m getting ready to plant another round in six packs tomorrow. Your lettuces always look so very nice.

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