My harvests this week have something of a tropical feel which is ironic really as it has been far from warm. Kicking things off I have pretty much all of my remaining turmeric crop:
I harvested 325g which I was quite pleased with considering that growing conditions here are less than ideal. So far I’ve used a bit in a curry but I probably need to find a way of preserving it as I don’t really use it that regularly. Some I will save for replanting in Spring.
In a similar vein I also harvested some ginger.
Some curry leaves:
Despite the cold the chillies are still ripening which is good because the plants have heaps of green ones left on them and although I like green chillies I find them more versatile once they’ve turned red.
Just in case the above has left you a bit confused about where and when I’m gardening I do have some cool season crops.
This chard was delicious in Chicken Saag (yes I know I really should cook some new dishes…..).
This week I used herbs and greens in: the saag, vegetable stock, soup,
and most memorably in a bacon, lentil and cavolo nero braise that I served with some polenta. A really enjoyable combination it was too.
As you can see I’m still getting the odd tamarillo – I think there are about 5 left on the tree so next Monday will probably see the last photo of them for this year. Which is a shame as I’ve loved having them.
And those were this weeks harvests (aside from the lettuce, broccoli, limes and celery that seem to have escaped the glare of the camera lens). For more head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions and see what people are picking this week.