Monday Harvest – 21st Nov 2011

I did a lot in the garden this week.  I planted out my capsicums & eggplants, I pulled out the broad beans, and I mulched and mulched and mulched.  I also got around to the occasional harvest.  We had broad beans and more broad beans – our final of the season (plus some very skinny leeks & a radish that’s still in the fridge):

  

The broad beans were once again used in pasta and also in the green garlic dish I made last Thursday.  Here is the green garlic and the mint I used:

  

This week I also used some celery and parsley as well as some thyme and bay for stock.

Although I only managed one shot, my most used produce this week was chard.  We had it in curry (again), as well as with salmon and in a a minestrone.  This was (I think) the bunch for the minestrone.

Finally I did manage to photograph a few of the many spring onions which this week were used in both noodles and in salads.

That is all I managed to capture in a week which culminated in a yesterday evening trip to Accident & Emergency, after my partner tripped on our 2 year olds trike and dislocated his shoulder.   Ouch!!!!

For (hopefully) few accidents but a range of exciting harvests head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions, its always fun.

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23 Responses to Monday Harvest – 21st Nov 2011

  1. Norma Chang says:

    Sorry to learn about your partner’s accident Liz. Hope he is not in too much pain. Great harvest, do you blanch your celery? It looks so tender.

    • Liz says:

      Thanks Norma, I don’t blanch the celery – I was thinking I might grow two plants side by side and blanch one and not the other to see if I could notice much difference. I have to say I’m usually pretty happy with what I produce without blanching though.

  2. leduesorelle says:

    You may not celebrate Thanksgiving there, but what a lovely harvest, fit for a feast!

    • Liz says:

      You’re right we don’t celebrate it – but I’ve always thought that its a shame we don’t have an equivalent as I do very much like the sentiment. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. kitsapFG says:

    Beautiful harvests! Those chard leaves look beautiful and untouched by slugs or other bugs. The celery and broad beans are pretty yum looking too. I love it when the garden gives up a variety of things including some green garlic and green onions to cook with – makes for much more interesting eating.

    • Liz says:

      I think that must just be a good camera angle with the chard – it usually has its fair share of holes…..usually slugs….

  4. Such a pretty harvest! Those trikes will get you every time…

    • Liz says:

      Oh I know, although I was dutifully sympathetic and did very much feel for him there was a small part of me that did very much want to laugh…..

  5. Wilderness says:

    Liz nice harvest. Love the celery. Would like to try that next year.

  6. Michelle says:

    Fabulous harvests and I must say that you have a very good eye, I love your photos. You’ve been planting the very same things that I’m on the verge of pulling out. The cold, wet, short days have put the summer veggies on a quick path to oblivion.

    • Liz says:

      Thanks Michelle, I enjoy talking pictures and I think I’m very very slowly getting better at it. Our seasons do seem to be very much a mirror image of yours – I had much the same experience last May and no doubt will again next May….

  7. Mary Hysong says:

    Beautiful! Would love to grow a bay tree; but I’d have to bring it indoors for the winter and the last one I saw at a nursery had a $50 price tag!

    • Liz says:

      Wow they are nowhere near that expensive here – I think I paid about $10 for mine – its still fairly small but its happy in a pot outside here all year round.

  8. Youch! Kids’ stuff. I cut the heel of my foot on a bit of lego once. Surprisingly painful for such a small toy. Your produce looks fantastic. So healthy. I just fed my silverbeet to the chooks – it had bolted. I really love it in the garden though so I must get some more going. What is green garlic? Is it garlic that’s not quite ready or is it a type of garlic?

    • Liz says:

      Lego can be trecherous! My silverbeet from last year bolted as well – this lot I planted in about August I think. Green garlic is garlic which isn’t quite ready – ie before the top part of the plant has died down. It can either be before or after the bulbs have started to develop. You can eat the whole lot – bulb and stem and you dont have the peel it – I highly recommend it!

  9. Bee Girl says:

    What a fantastic harvest! The season is really picking up! Congrats!

  10. Sorry to hear about the accident. 🙁 That sounds painful. Your harvest looks wonderful.

    ~Lynn

  11. mac says:

    Beautiful harvest photos, lovely broad beans, I can’t wait to grown them again.

  12. Andrea says:

    Wonderful harvest, your celery looks great one veg i’m yet to grow. Do you juice any of your vegs?

    • Liz says:

      No I haven’t juiced any – I don’t really have enough volume of anything to do much other than eat it. Its a nice idea – I do like fruit/veg juice mixes so it would be worth a try.

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