This is the final harvest of Tronchuda Beira, both plants started to bolt. That was a lot of leaves that took up a lot of space in the fridge so I've been working on using it up. On harvest day I prepared a dish with wilted cabbage, confited octopus, and Corona beans. Last night I made a very hearty soup that calls for layering braised cabbage and onions in a casserole with rustic bread and cheese, covering it all with broth, topping the dish with a couple slices of bread with cheese and baking it until the top is crusty and brown. That was a really satisfying rainy night (yes, it rained!) dinner. There's still a bunch of leaves left in the fridge that I need to find some inspiration for.
|Tronchuda Beira cabbage|
|Rhapsody butterhead lettuce|
There were a couple other harvests last week that I didn't photograph, one was the last of the Romanesco broccoli. It was dark by the time I came in from the garden so I didn't photograph those. They are taking up space in the fridge while I try to use up harvests from the week before. I made another Asian inspired dish with some of the big bunch of China Rose radish greens - a chile spiced braise of chopped greens, King Oyster mushrooms, and cubed tofu, that had some ginger and garlic in it also. I love those China Rose radish tops when they are braised and they were great with the mushrooms and tofu. The only other harvest was a head of Sweetie Baby romaine lettuce.
Here's the harvest details for the past week:
Romanesco broccoli - 2 lb., 15.5 oz.
Tronchuda Beira cabbage - 4 lb., 11.6 oz.
Rhapsody butterhead lettuce - 1 lb., 2.5 oz.
Sweetie Baby romaine lettuce - 12 oz.
The total harvests for the past week were - 9 lb., 9.6 oz.
Which brings the total harvests for 2015 up to - 52 lb., 3.2 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.