Monday, 4 August 2014
Harvest Monday: August 4, 2014
Now that the greens have mostly been pulled (harvested or gone to seed), things are a bit slower. Especially since my zucchini plants have yet to produce a single zucchini! Strange for sure, but they look healthy and flower now and then so I still have hopes for the coming months.
Meanwhile ... lots of delicious meals coming from the garden these days. Carrots, beets and potatoes are pulled whenever I feel like having some. None are fully grown but they are best when not too mature.
These potatoes and beets were roasted with olive oil and herbs. Carrots were julienned and tossed with miso paste and parsley.
I made a quick pickle of green beans with some dill and a chili pepper that were eaten up pretty quickly when a friend stopped by for a visit.
Some tomatoes are still sitting on the counter waiting to be used up ... I have had plenty of tomato sandwiches lately and will most probably make some bruschetta soon.
These garlic had been planted in a rubbermaid container. It turns out they were the healthiest (though certainly the smallest) of my garlic harvest this year.
Most of the 11 pounds of Salad Bush cukes have been pickled with my usual dill pickle recipe (other than a few used elsewhere). I haven't been much in the mood for experimenting but lots of time and lots more cukes to come if I want to try another recipe this season.
And a big basket of basil and parsley, plus my first harvest of scallions ...
Daphne's Dandelions hosts Harvest Monday every week so pop on over to see what is happening in other people's backyards.