It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. I’m harvesting greens here on an as-needed basis. Last week I cut some Sea of Red lettuce and a small head of butterhead lettuce for use on salads.
I also made a cutting of baby mizuna and pac choi I have growing in containers. The Miz America mizuna and Violetta pac choi add color to the green Mizspoona Salad Select, and all are mild tasting enough to add to salads.
One salad we had for lunch used the lettuce and microgreens for a base. I topped it with flageolet beans and nuts for protein, and a homemade raspberry dressing.
For another meal, I used some of our sweet potatoes from storage to make Sweet Potatoes Anna. I sliced a trio of sweet potatoes, tossed with a 50/50 mix of butter and olive oil, and baked in a cast iron skillet until crispy around the edges. Using the mandoline slicer makes quick work of the preparation, and also makes for slices of uniform thickness.
Another dish I made last week featured some of our purple sprouting broccoli: Lemon Broccoli Pasta. I sautéed our purple sprouting broccoli in olive oil until just crisp tender, then tossed with cooked whole grain farro fusilli. I added lemon juice, roasted cherry tomatoes and grated peccorino romano cheese. I look forward to making this dish again when our broccolini is in season.
In other news, mama bluebird has decided that spring has arrived. She built a nest in our PVC nest box, which now has five eggs in it. With the weather turning cold, I’m sure she is spending a lot of time on the nest to keep the eggs warm.
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!
Our Asian greens are ready too nw Dave, so next week’s salads should be more interesting
You are never short of salad ingredients are you? The salad looks delicious.
Love the idea of the pasta dish Dave… thanks for sharing that!
Interesting to see your bluebird PVC nest box. More information please. Enjoy your salads!
The nest box is made of PVC pipe, stained to look more natural. The design discourages sparrows from nesting in it, since they like a bigger area. I have been using them here for years with great success. I mounted it on a piece of metal conduit stuck in the ground.
HI Dave! I’ve been away form blogging for a while but am dipping my toes back in and am *so very pleased to see you’re still growing amazing produce and still talking about it 🙂 I look forward to catching up with your garden adventures and hope you have a lovely week.
Thanks Melissa – good to see you blogging again!