Monday, 4 January 2016
Harvest Monday: January 4, 2016
My harvests have come to an end with the most recent snowfall, but I thought I'd share how I've been using some of my harvests. I hosted a brunch this past weekend and almost all of the dishes had an ingredient that came from my garden.
I made some lemon and rosemary roasted potatoes. I potted up two of my rosemary plants which I'm keeping in the house over winter so nice to have the fresh herbs to toss with the few remaining fingerling potatoes that I had stored in my cold room.
This sausage and egg bake was made with apple and sage sausages that I bought at the "Seed to Sausage" store in Ottawa - their original store in Sharbot Lake was not far from my old place in Lanark county, so I was very pleased to see their new location here. The casserole was based on my Spaghetti Squash and Swiss Chard Casserole. I replaced the chard with kale from my last harvest and added the sausage and extra eggs to the ricotta mixture. Yummy!
I made this Chilaquile casserole for the first time and loved it!! It's basically like breakfast nachos! I had never actually tasted scarlet runner beans and had read that many people don't like the taste of them. I wanted to make sure mine went to good use so I thought this would be a good recipe to eat them with - the enchilada sauce with my homemade tomato sauce had a lot of strong flavours. So the cooked beans and sauce mixed together were layered with broken up taco chips and some cheese.
I did have one dish with nothing from my garden - phyllo pastry wrapped around a minted lamb mixture and feta. One of my guests was my friend whom I buy my lamb from.
And I made carrot cake cupcakes from the last of my rainbow mix carrots. I still have plenty of Nantes carrots in the crisper.
For condiments, I had some salsa (recipe here) and some homemade hot sauce (it's hot and delicious but I can't remember how I made it).
And now I'll pop over to Seed to Table as Michelle is hosting Harvest Monday for the month of January. I look forward to seeing what other gardeners have on the go this week.