I seem to have excelled at photographing small amounts of things this week. A bunch a mint for the Lemon & Mint Cordial, a handful of thyme for some stock, a lone Cape Gooseberry that the potato beetles missed and my first basil harvest of the season – lovely in a tomato salad.
I haven’t only harvested things in handfuls – I did harvest a cabbage which we have been eating in salads ever since.
Some garlic was pulled and hung up to dry but some other heads were eaten – the most noteworthy dish we ate this evening – chorizo & potato with lots of fried garlic ( I’ve just been back to the pan and eaten any garlic bits I missed earlier- just delicious).
And what sort of chard grower would I be if i let a week go by without harvesting some: this week I made chard and ricotta gnocchi, I served it as a side with salmon and thinly sliced it and added it to soup. I only photographed it twice though.
I find that as it gets closer and closer to summer I am eating more and more salad and that means more and more lettuce:
(Note to the eagle eyed: – yes that is paint on the table, yes I should have paid closer attention to what Mr 2 was doing – he was also painting his tongue – and yes I should have cleaned it up before it dried…..oh well we live and learn…)
And finally what salad would be complete without a few spring onions chopped through it.
For other harvests from around the globe venture into the world of Daphne’s Dandelions.