Here's what came from the garden yesterday, colorful Azur Star purple kohlrabi, one head of butterhead lettuce, and a handful of fava beans for grilling. I julienned one of the kohlrabi along with an apple and dressed it with the mustard vinaigrette from Deborah Madison's book Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone. The kohlrabi were large but still crisp and tender, not at all woody. I saved the kohlrabi leaves, they can be cooked like kale, so the harvest weight shown below includes the leaves.
The first head of Romanesco Natalino matured, it was actually a bit too mature but it was still tasty baked in a gratin with manchego cheese and almonds.
It was another big week for fava beans. I cut down all the plants that I sowed back on November 11. I got almost 30 more pounds of beans from them. Thirty-nine plants produced about 100 pounds of beans. There are still about 2 dozen plants left that I sowed on December 20. They are full of mature and maturing beans that I've decided to leave to dry, although I picked a few yesterday to grill as an easy appetizer. Now that the most of the favas are done the weekly harvest weights should drop considerably!
Here's the harvest totals for the past week:
Piracicaba broccoli - 11.5 oz.
Fava Beans - 31 lb., 3 oz.
Garlic Scapes - 1.25 oz.
Azur Star kohlrabi - 9 lb., 9.5 oz. (7 lb., 3 oz. of bulbs)
Butterhead lettuce - 1 lb., 4.25 oz.
Cimarron romaine lettuce - 11 oz.
Romanesco Natalino - 12 oz.
Strawberries - 4.5 oz.
The total for the week was 36 lb., 12.25 oz.
The total for the year is 181 lb., 10 oz.
The home of Harvest Monday is at Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.