Even though the temperatures are slowly warming up here, this weeks harvests definitely speak more of Spring than anything else. First there was what will probably be the penultimate broad bean harvest. Note to self: grow more broad beans next year – this year I’m really not ready for them to be finished.
This lot went into pasta with smoked trout, pine nuts and some garlic.
I ate salad with my pasta. Although I grow and cut from many lettuces each week, I have been pulling a few of my ‘freckles’ lettuces whole to make way for expanding summer crops.
Even my salad baskets were looking more winter than spring this week. Lettuce, Spring onions, mint and beetroot.
I find cylindrical beetroot great to cook with but quite difficult to photograph without it looking a little, shall we say, suggestive…
Aside from herbs,
My other photographed harvest this week was this year’s solitary red cabbage.
I had endless problems with my cabbage crop this year. Most of my other seedlings either got eaten or bolted but this one survived and I harvested it this week. I enjoyed a bit of it braised last night and I suspect the remainder will become coleslaw sometime later this week.
As always there are more harvests to be seen over at Daphne’s, head over – it’s always great eye candy.