Monday, August 9, 2010
Harvest Monday - August 9, 2010
There's a few new items in the harvest basket this week. The first Garafal Oro pole romano beans were harvested. I prepared them in one of my favorite ways for a large flat bean by simply tossing them with a little bit of olive oil and then cooking them on a ridged stove-top griddle until they had browned spots from the griddle and were tender. Sprinkled with a little flakey pink salt and fresh ground pepper they were a good accompaniment to some pan roasted Oregon wild salmon. I made a quick tomato sauce for the salmon by sautéing some chopped green onion and fresh tarragon in some butter and then added some grated tomatoes and a splash of white wine and cooked it all down quickly. Quick and delicious.
I also harvested the first Ananas Noir tomato which is sitting to the right of the beans in the photo above. And the Gigante Kohlrabi finally had to make way in the garden for the lacinato kale seedlings. That baby really lived up to its name, trimmed of all its leaves it came in at 6 lb., 5 oz.! I haven't cut into it yet so I don't know if it is even edible.
The rest of the harvests were more of the same which I certainly can't complain about. Here's most of one day's take, part of which is shown at the top of the post.
Here's the numbers for the week:
Garafal Oro romano bean - 13 oz.
Piracicaba broccoli - 14.25 oz.
Capers - 3.25 oz.
Chamomile - 2.75 oz.
Golden Chard (caught up on the harvest) - 6 lb., 4.25 oz.
Gigante kohlrabi - 6 lb., 5 oz.
Ananas Noir tomato - 14 oz.
Aunt Ruby's cherry tomato - 12.75 oz.
Galinas cherry tomato - 2 oz.
Gigantesque tomato - 18.75 oz.
Katja tomato - 26.25 oz.
Zucchini - 13 oz.
Zucchini blossoms - 3.75 oz.
Total for the week - 20 lb., 5 oz.
Total for the year - 337 lb. 4.75 oz.
You'll find more Harvest Monday posts with oodles of fresh from the garden produce to ogle at Daphne's Dandelions. Head on over there and check it out!