It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s still mostly lettuce coming in from the garden lately, and we are surely enjoying it. I made a couple of cuttings here last week. Strawberry Oakheart is a recent introduction from Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seeds, and has colored up nicely for me in the winter greenhouse. This was my first time growing it, but I have already sowed more seeds so I can see how it does here as a spring crop.
Bergam’s Green lettuce has become one of my favorite full-sized green looseleaf lettuce varieties. We used some of this to make a Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad we had for dinner one night. The individual leaves are also good for sandwiches, and would likely make good wrappers for some sort of savory stuffing.
I also cut the first of the Rudolph and Santee purple sprouting broccoli. We enjoyed these roasted in the oven for a side dish we had one night for dinner. For that meal I made a marinara sauce from last year’s frozen tomato sauce to serve over whole grain farro spaghetti. Homemade sauce is so much better than canned, and my wife and I really enjoyed this simple but tasty meal.
In addition to working in the garden and greenhouse several days last week, I did find time to bake a loaf of Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread. I was pleased with how the bread turned out, but I think next time I will mix the cinnamon and raisins throughout the dough before baking, instead of doing the swirl treatment. Other than the raisins, the bread is not sweet at all, and was delicious when toasted and eaten as-is or with a bit of butter spread on it. I thinly sliced and froze most of the loaf for later use.
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!