Firstly apologies for my lack of Saturday Spotlight this weekend, I have a lot on at the moment so my posts might be a little sporadic over the next few weeks. Dave at Our Happy Acres did do a spotlight though so head over and read all about Tasty Jade Cucumbers.
Winter has definitely hit Melbourne, bringing with it cold but beautifully clear sunny days and cold (almost) frosty nights. We had frost on our nature strip this morning but my back garden, where I grow my veg, has remained frost free. Nonetheless some of the over wintering chillies are looking pretty sad and sorry for themselves.
The harvests this week look pretty wintry compared with my recent baskets. Some spring onions, garlic chives and, pictured below, one of a few handfuls of calabrese broccoli shoots.
My most noteworthy harvest though came in the form of this lovely celeriac. I have to admit to being pretty proud of it. I have another 3 still growing in the garden but I chose to harvest the biggest one this week. Annoyingly I forgot to weigh it but it was a decent size. I used half of it in a Stephanie Alexander celeriac and lentils dish and the other half I plan to mash with potato later this week.
Otherwise my harvests this week were mostly unphotographed green leaves: silver beet, sorrel, mint and parsley.
I will try to get out the camera more this week and hopefully will have some more things to show next Monday. In the meantime head over to Daphne’s to check out some fabulous produce.