Much of my harvest this week is green, but I thought I’d start with a splash of yellow. This Tahitian Lime went into some guacamole which I ate for lunch yesterday. I’ve been pleased with my first lime harvests – 6 doesn’t seem too bad for a first year.
Despite the cool weather I’ve been enjoying eating salad this week, I can pretend I’m somewhere warm as I tuck into my Mizuna, Spring onions, Lettuce and Chervil.
The side shoots on my Calabrese broccoli have started to appear regularly and so I have harvests like this a couple of times a week. Not heaps but enough for me and kids to enjoy in a stir fry. My partner is broccoli averse, some people have the strangest palettes don’t they?
The parsley harvest continues unabated, fortunately so too does my enthusiasm for eating it.
Every week I harvest a few Spring Onions, I very rarely account for the on my spreadsheet and they don’t tend to feature highly in my harvest photos. To rectify this here are two spring onions which went into the aforementioned guacamole.
On Saturday I made a chicken Caesar salad for dinner. The majority of this basket is actually Cos (Romaine) Lettuce but the highlighted leaf is ‘Salad Bowl’. This is my first year growing ‘Salad Bowl’ and I have to say I’ve been hugely impressed. It has grown equally well in both our summer and winter, its been relatively slow to bolt and the flavours good. It is a loose leafed variety so you can harvest leaves whenever you need them. What more could you want in a lettuce?
My Tuscan Kale continues to grow well, this fine bunch of leaves is destined for a Kale & Cannelini Bean soup:
And finally, not really a splash of colour but at least a variation on the green, I harvested my first cauliflower. Its not very big, its not very attractive, but hopefully it will taste OK. Once again I’ve learnt that attempting to grow brassicas in the shade is really not that great an idea…
Wanting more harvests? Then head over to Daphne’s Dandelions and enjoy fruit & veg from around the world.