Monday Harvest – 19th Sept 2011

Green, Green with a purple hue and a splash of red pretty much covers what I harvested this week.  With this in mind I’m trying to come up with new and exciting ways to photograph green and parsley in particular.  I use some parsley practically everyday but don’t always photograph it as I struggle for inspiration – as the 4th picture down here will attest.  Hmmm I think that will be my mission this week – new and exciting ways to photograph parsley.  Tune in next Monday to see the results.

Parsley & Dill provided the herby component of Tuesday’s fishcakes.  The broccoli was eaten alongside.

On Thursday this watercress became soup.

The leeks and celery were used in the soup –  the small amount of celery which wasn’t eaten by a small hungry boy that is.

For lunch on Saturday we had carrot fritters, which included this Parsley & Coriander.

I made a rocket, fennel & grapefruit salad to eat with the carrot fritters.

This weeks purple hue was provided by this purple sprouting broccoli – this brunch went into a noodle stir fry on Sunday.

Other components of the stir fry included chillies, watercress and coriander.

For more Monday Harvests tune into Daphne’s Dandelions.


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15 Responses to Monday Harvest – 19th Sept 2011

  1. kitsapFG says:

    Love the little hand in the dish of celery slices! 😀

    Lots of beautiful fresh fare this week and it sounds like you did a good job of working them into the menu to make good use of it.

  2. Dave Velten says:

    Beautiful harvest as usual and I find nothing uninteresting about the parsley photos. Green is a color I don’t easily get tired of, winters here are so long. The leeks are great, mine aren’t sizing up this year. Maybe when the days start getting shorted.

    • Liz says:

      These leeks have taken forever (or thats how it feels…) I sowed the seed in January and frankly they really aren’t that large – I think they like more sun than I’ve given them.

  3. Shawn Ann says:

    I always enjoy the pictures of green with bright red peppers in there. It is just so pretty! And the purple broccoli is quite pretty as well! Wish I could get my kids to eat celery, but I am happy they eat all that they do from the garden so I should not complain!

    • Liz says:

      I like them too but I’m running out of chillies and I wouldn’t have thought I’ll get any new ones til at least January so who knows what I’ll do for colour until then….

  4. Charlotta says:

    What a beautiful harvest! It looks very nice and you remind me that I need to grow more coriander next year:)
    Take care,

  5. Barbie says:

    Love the color- but the hand whizzing by is the best!

  6. michelle says:

    It sounds like you made great use of all the fresh produce from the garden, lots of yummy stuff. This past winter I was harvesting huge bunches of cilantro (coriander), after a while I just stopped photographing it…

    • Liz says:

      I have continuing difficulties with coriander (although I do have some at the moment) so the idea of huge bunches fills me with awe……

  7. Liz says:

    Thanks Kitsap, Charlotta & Barbie –
    Regarding the hand – I was whinging at him – “stop that, not now” etc etc until I thought actually this might make a nice image……perhaps he can ‘help’ more often.

  8. Phoebe says:

    I think you take great photos Liz! Looks like a nice mix of green veg! Lots of vitamin B12 and folate!

  9. I love the hand in the celery too! It must be tasty. 🙂 Your leeks are so pretty, and I am amazed at all the different things you have managed to cook with your produce.

  10. Veggie PAK says:

    Sounds like you have some wonderful meals at your house. The combinations sure sound tasty!

  11. Liz says:

    Thanks Hanni & Veggie Pak – I do enjoy cooking and I am enjoying experimenting at the moment, well when the little monsters let me anyway….

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