No mug shots of garden veggies this week, but that doesn't mean that I didn't harvest anything. A couple of the usual suspects made their way to the kitchen. Here's the lineup:
Romanesco broccoli - 14 oz.
Golden Chard - 1 lb., 8 oz.
The total harvests for the year are up to 2 lb., 15 oz.
All the Romanesco is maturing early this season. I typically count on harvesting the summer sown plants around February. But I harvested the first head on December 6 and that was too mature and could have been harvested a week or two earlier. The second head was rounded up on January 2 and was harvested a bit late also. And a third head is looking like it's time to bring it in so I need to harvest it before it gets out of hand. There's one more plant left with a small head developing, I hope that it will be ready some time closer to February...
I still had about a pound of the first head left in the refrigerator (thank goodness it keeps really well). That went into a batch of Spiced Romanesco Broccoli Soup. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with head #2 that's spending time in the cooler now but I'll have to figure out its fate soon so that head #3 can take its place.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there and check it out.