It was another week of very light harvests. I finished thinning the Couve Tronchuda and started thinning the Olive Leaf Rapini - that was the bulk of the harvests and the only veggies that I added to the harvest tally.
The Rapini is on the left and I also harvested the tenderest tops of some of the Red Florence Fennel that is volunteering around the garden, plus some cilantro, and in the bottom right corner the tops of a few Super Sugar Snap Peas. The fennel, most of the cilantro, and the pea greens were used in an herbed skillet souffle.
I'm still making good use of previous harvests. Some of the Marina di Chioggia squash that I cut into the week before last was sliced and pan sauteed and served with a Garlic Agrodolce sauce (sauteed sliced garlic, sugar, white wine vinegar and a touch each of cinnamon and vanilla, and crushed dried oregano - fresh mint is good also if you happen to have some). And some the of celery root that was harvested long ago and that is keeping quite well in the fridge was combined with some fingerling potatoes to make Potato Smashers or in this case Celery Root & Potato Smashers. I served the Smashers with Shredded Sauteed Brussels Sprouts (seasoned with sweet onion, zante currants, pine nuts, crumbled dried peppers, and pomegranate balsamico). I served the Brussels Sprouts on the side instead of folding them into the smashers. And I'm still working my way through the Romanesco Broccoli, some of it was pan browned with some sweet onion slivers and capers, then braised with chicken stock and chopped Couve Tronchuda. That was combined with whole wheat penne and some crunchy sauteed breadcrumbs seasoned with crumbled dried peppers and oregano.
Here's the harvest totals for the week:
Couve Tronchuda - 6.5 oz.
Olive Leaf Rapini - 3.25 oz.
The total for the week was - 9.75 oz.
The total for the year is 14 lb., 5.75 oz.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.