It was another big week for zucchini but I only took one photo of them. Just how many zucchini porn shots does one need? And this time they had to share the limelight with Kagraner butterhead lettuce and Royal Burgundy and Slenderette beans.
The beans produced twice last week. Yesterday I tried something a little different with the Royal Burgundy beans, rather than cooking them and losing that velvety purple I used my Benriner slicer to thinly slice a few of them on the diagonal and then I added them to a salad with the butterhead lettuce, some shaved fennel, toasted slivered almonds, and bacon. That was tasty and the flashes of purple from the beans was quite pretty and the crunch of the raw beans was good too. The baby Portuguese kale also went into a salad with bacon and sunflower seeds and something else which I've forgotten - I have to take better notes - but I remember it was tasty also. (Psst, look, the rats aren't destroying the strawberries).
Speedy Arugula is living up to its name. One day it's little wispy leaves and the next it's a forest. I used the most mature leaves from this bunch to make Arugula Pesto (I use my basil pesto recipe with modifications) which was a delicious compliment to pan roasted local King Salmon and butter steamed snap beans.
I haven't gotten around to using the baby Tokyo Bekana napa cabbage, Ruby Streaks mizuna, and Purple pac choi. I think I'll do a quick saute with the Tokyo Bekana tonight and the other greens (purples?) are destined for a lunch salad today.
Other harvests included a few more capers (the production is quickly dwindling now) and a big Red Candy Apple sweet onion which went into a grill basket stir fry with the last of the asparagus from the farmers market and of course a bunch of zucchini.
Here's the harvests for the past week:
Speedy Arugula - 12.6 oz.
Royal Burgundy beans - 9.7 oz.
Slenderette beans - 1 lb., 4.7 oz.
Tokyo Bekana napa cabbage - 15.4 oz.
Capers - 3.4 oz.
Baby Portuguese kale - 3.7 oz.
Kagraner Sommer butterhead lettuce - 9 oz.
Ruby Streaks mizuna - 2.5 oz.
Red Candy Apple onion - 13.2 oz.
Purple pac choi - 3.5 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 5 lb., 11 oz.
San Pasquale zucchini - 3.5 oz.
Zucchini blossoms - 6.1 oz.
The total harvests for the past week were - 12 lb., 2.3 oz. (4.8 kg)
Which brings the total harvests for 2014 up to - 316 lb., 8.5 oz. (143.6 kg)
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.