Monday, March 15, 2010
Harvest Monday - March 15, 2010
Well, I'm kinda cheating for this Harvest Monday, those lemons are not from my garden, but I did get to harvest them myself, well, my husband and a couple of friends helped also. We were allowed to harvest as much as we liked from a private citrus grove just down the valley. Not all the trees had labels left on them, but we were able to identify some trees as Eureka and some as Lisbon, the rest were most likely Eureka and Lisbon as well, those are the most commonly grown *real* lemons around here. We all passed on the Meyer lemons since we have more than enough of our own.
So, just what were we doing with all those lemons? Notice the peelers? What's missing in the photo are the 4 or 5 liter mason jars and the bottles of 100 proof vodka. Still haven't figured it out? We had an impromptu Limoncello making party! Or rather, more of a Limocello making competition, there is a just a wee bit of competitiveness in this group. So the clear winner of the *handiest with the peeler* award had an unfair advantage, he's the only professional chef in the group. We should have handicapped him with a dull peeler, but, he did get us a good deal on the vodka... Anyway, the real competition will be 80 days or so from now when we do a blind tasting of the final products.
So, that was the exciting part of the harvests this week, here's the rest:
Cutting Celery - 10 oz.
Fava leaves - 3.75 oz.
Red "Scallions" (overgrown) - 1 lb., 5.75 oz.
Green Garlic - 5 oz.
Red Florence Fennel - 6.75 oz.
Total last week - 47.25 oz. or 3 lb. 15.25 oz.
Total this year - 34 lb.
Eggs last week - 13
Daphne is hosting Harvest Monday on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there if you would like to be inspired by other garden bloggers' harvests.