Welcome to another Harvest Monday (sponsored by Daphne's Dandelions) where I show what I've been harvesting lately.
With this batch of garlic scapes, I made garlic scape soup. It was pretty much just garlic scapes, onion, potato, spinach, veggie stock and evaporated milk (plus the usual seasoning). It was OK, but a bit bland. I took care of that pretty quick with a drizzle of truffle oil. Sooooo good!!
This batch below (buttercrunch, arugula, bit of kale) went into the salad above which was for a friends' party (served with a raspberry vinaigrette which was delicious ... I'll post the recipe when I have a chance). Alas, the strawberries in the salad were purchased from a local farm (but more on my misery of a strawberry patch another time).
I'm having a hard time making it back to the house with any sugar snap peas as they are eaten too quickly. But I managed to bring this little bit in:
And some herbs ... I have tons of herbs and just use them as needed. Some of the basil here went into the same salad above. But really the tops just needed to be picked so as to avoid flowering ... I just gave the rest away as I didn't have time to do anything myself. And the teeny bit of cilantro was just thrown into something I was eating at the time ...
And I just got back in from picking this batch of rainbow swiss chard, mixed beet greens, a small amount of spinach and chives that I'll be cooking with tonight. Plus another small handful of peas that won't last 10 minutes.
Check out what everyone else is harvesting this time of year at Daphne's Dandelions.