Not a lot of excitement in the vegetable garden this past week. I harvested cabbage and ... cabbage, the first two heads of Pixie cabbage.
The plants in the garden don't exactly look picture perfect, they're a bit holey from worms and grungy from aphid damage. I don't treat pest infestations unless they really get out of hand, an occasional peek at the developing heads inside leads me to believe that they are coming along ok.
And so far I'm right, this head came out pristine, no worms or aphids to be found after peeling off the ugly outer leaves.
The second head came out just fine also. I used half of the first head in a dish of whole wheat fusilli with bacon, mushrooms, sweet onion, and mild pepper flakes. The rest of that head and part of the second head were used to make an Asian flavored slaw to accompany slow roasted pork shoulder with a 5-spice rub. It was all yummy.
So the harvest for the week was 2 lb., 9.7 oz. of Pixie cabbage to bring the harvest total for the year up to 22 lb., .9 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. I'm going to go drool over those southern hemisphere tomatoes and peppers.