This year I celebrated Christmas, with my family, at my parents place and I’m writing this from there so I haven’t harvested at home for a few days. In fact Melbourne has had storms so I am hoping that my garden has survived the hail OK and that there will be things to harvest upon our return tomorrow. I did harvest a few things before I left though. Most exciting was my first ever onion (I’ve never been convinced that growing onions is a good use of limited space but I did put in a few this year). It was small and its harvest was accidental – a very little boy was helping mummy – but I was hugely pleased with it and as a result it was probably the best thing I’ve eaten all week (a big call considering it was Christmas and I’ve eaten a LOT).
The Kipfler potatoes I wrote about a few days ago made a delicious salad which was served with Christmas lunch. Interestingly this batch (unlike the ones harvested at my parent place a few days ago) were creamy and delicious. I’m wondering if being stored a couple of days before cooking allowed their skins to harden a bit and to protect the potatoes during cooking? For the record my total potato harvest from the two tubs was 1.25kg which was a little disappointing but still enough to feed 10 on Christmas day.
In other harvest news: Some butter beans and broccoli were eaten alongside some fishcakes (made with BBQ’d snapper left over from a family Christmas party).
And some more Majestic butter beans. I do like this butter bean – nice flavour, early cropping and good germination rate.
Chard for Chicken Saag and salad ingredients for a green salad to go alongside.
Some iceberg lettuce
For other enticing harvests from around the globe mosey on over to Daphne’s Dandelions.