I have had a really busy couple of weeks and as a result I failed to post my harvests last week which means double helpings this week.
My broad beans are in peak production at the moment. As always I’m really loving them, as usual the kids are enjoying the podding process more than the eating one and as usual my partner is raising his eyes as I serve them up at yet another meal. Still, at least I love them and will be very sad when they finish in a few weeks.
I think there must be something about spring vegetables that divides people as featuring parsnips in a meal is similarly controversial in my family as using the broad beans. A shame really as I have been pulling quite a few:
Ditto the radishes which feature in my salads but no one elses.
Fortunately everyone eats silver beet (provided it is cleverly disguised either by pureeing it into chicken saag or cutting it superfine and mixing with ricotta and hiding it in cannelloni etc). The plants are bolting and I’m grabbing the leaves while I can.
The other things I am harvesting a lot of at the moment are leaves. This is partially because I love them, partially because the rest of the family tolerate them but mostly because I finally gave into the kids requests for guinea pigs and they love lettuce! Think 4 year olds and jelly at a birthday party and you get the idea of their love of leaves.
Those were my harvests, for more head over to Daphne’s for Harvest Mondays.