Monday Harvest – 29th August 2011

I’m afraid that my harvest this week is meagre, or to be more accurate my photo’s of harvest are meagre.  This week I used quite a lot of parsley but failed to photograph it.  Ate quite a lot of watercress but failed to photograph it.  Made a few batches of stock – celery, carrots, thyme, bay leaves, and more parsley but failed to photograph them.  Well what did I photograph?  This:

Yes more silver beet!  This lot I braised and served with some chicken cooked with lemon and sage.  Very nice it was too.

I also photographed this:

Which topped off a noodle stir fry served with salmon in a soy and ginger sauce.  Really good.

Now I know this last item is not really a harvest but I was cleaning out my cupboard when I found it right at the back – so at a push you could say I harvested it from the cupboard.  Who knows how long its been there but I think now the only sensible option would be to plant it and see what happens…… or perhaps photograph it from a few more angles cos it does look really cool and frankly I suspect Melbourne’s climate is not really suited to growing sweet potatoes…..

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10 Responses to Monday Harvest – 29th August 2011

  1. kitsapFG says:

    Plant it!

    It sounds like you got caught up in doing the harvests and eating and just missed the photography piece. I have a hard time remembering to weigh and photograph everything – as I am harvesting for the meal usually and want to get right to the cooking process.

  2. Allison says:

    I agree – plant it! What a nice find!

  3. Barbie says:

    Definitely plant it. I bet it will do well. Your silverbeets look so healthy!

  4. Shawn Ann says:

    What a nice sweet potato. Aren’t you just starting your spring/summer? When mine got like that I gently twisted off the stems, put them in water and let them start roots, then once they had leaves, I planted them. Had about 6, and they are growing very nicely all over the squash patch! I can’t wait to dig them up in the next month or so and see what I have! They are probably some of the healthiest looking plants in my garden right now! Go ahead! Plant those little babies!

    • Liz says:

      Yay – thanks for this – I have cut off a couple of the stems and they are sitting in a glass of water in the laundry. I hope you get a big crop – there’s something very intriguing about vegetables that grow under the ground – I even get a bit of a thrill pulling up carrots and with potatoes its all I can do to restrain myself enough to let the kids find them. Have you grown them before?

  5. michelle says:

    I agree, plant it, see what happens! I’m like you, it’s difficult to photograph much of the harvest. I figure that if I can photograph a veggie at least once during the season that at least I’ve documented it for future reference.

    • Liz says:

      It is hard to photograph it all – especially as I’m often heading into the garden while cooking dinner and only once its cut up and in the pot do I think ohhhhhh….

  6. Liz says:

    Barbie, Allison – I will definitely do as you suggest. I like the idea of growing sweet potato and even if its is a dismal failure I will have tried….

  7. Bee Girl says:

    What a great find! I’ve been thinking about planting sweet potatoes so I’m excited to see how it works out for you!

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