The weather forecast for this week is fabulous so I am a very happy gardener indeed! Hopefully it will speed along the growth of new and exciting crops. In the meantime my harvests were more of the same really.
Quite a few carrots – this bunch the kids munched while watching Octonauts.
I pulled out the last of the main bed broccoli plants, this came with it and I honestly can’t remember what happened to it. I’m thinking that maybe it went into a veggie fortified Nasi Goreng.
These spring onions, celery & coriander certainly did go into the Nasi Goreng.
I harvested quite a bit of beetroot this week. I really like this variety, its called Cylindrical and is a great shape for cooking with. The flavour’s fabulous as well. Here is some of it which was used in a beetroot & apple relish to go with Pork. In fact I harvested so much Beetroot this week that I also made a Beetroot & Date Chutney that I will post on later in the week.
I harvested quite a lot of herbs this week – most of which went straight into the pot. However in recognition of all the mint I ate and drank I have this series of shots (my Parsley has gone to seed and I have barely enough for the occasional nibble let along photos….).
First up Illegal Mint, or mint in a toy sprinkler (illegal because such things are banned under our current water restrictions). Also Girly Mint – self explanatory I think….
And finally this last series came about as a result of a post by Shaheen at Allotment to Kitchen . Not only had she come up with an interesting recipe for Kohlrabi fritters but she had photographed them on album covers! I know! Very cool! It did get me thinking that; a. I should grow some Kohlrabi to try those fritters and b. how much longer albums would come with covers so to speak. So in honour of Shaheen’s inspiration and what may well be a dying art here we have Mint on Album Covers (well actually these are CD covers but the point remains…).
If you know what any/all of them are then let me know and please feel free to bask in a self satisfied glow for the rest of the day.
For other fabulous harvests please rock on over to Daphne’s Dandelions.