The last of the Pixie and Express Red cabbages needed to be harvested. Those are all sitting in the refrigerator because I'm still working my way through previous cabbage harvests. You may have seen my recent post about my first successful foray into fermenting up a batch of sauerkraut. And I finally tried one of Daphne's favorite cabbage dishes - Okonomiyake, which is really tasty and sure to be a regular. I also made up a big batch of slaw. That's the first of the Reine des Glaces lettuces.
|Reine des Glaces lettuce, Pixie and Express Red cabbages|
And here's the last of the Reine des Glaces lettuces.
|Reine des Glaces lettuce|
There was another big harvest of favas, the basketful shown below was about 60% of the total harvested on Sunday. This time around I weighed the whole beans, then the shucked beans, and then the peeled beans. The weights came in at 16.6, 5.5, and 3.4 pounds respectively. Dave was with me through the processing once again. Most of these are now sitting in half-pound packets in the freezer. Some of previous harvest went into a frittata with some cabbage, green onions, and dried tomatoes for Dave's lunches. Last night I made smashed favas (I'll have to write up the recipe) to go with some White Sea Bass that was wrapped in fresh grape leaves with fennel greens and grilled. And there's another batch of Fava Dip in the fridge.
|Extra Precoce Violetto fava beans|
The sweet onions are bulbing up, these are the extras that I planted close together to harvest as spring onions.
More broccoli! The Spigariello is grown as much if not more for the leaves as the florets. It's primarily used like kale and is also great in soups.
|Spigariello Liscia and Purple Peacock broccolis|
The only harvest last week that didn't get photographed was another bunch of Saisai Radish leaves.
Here's the harvests for last week:
Purple Peacock broccoli - 7.3 oz.
Spigariello Liscia broccoli - 5.6 oz.
Express Red cabbages - 10 lb., 4 oz. (biggies!)
Pixie cabbage - 4 lb., 3.9 oz. (not so tiny either)
Extra Precoce Violetto fava beans - 16 lb., 10.2 oz.
Reine des Glaces lettuces - 1 lb., 9.4 oz.
Spring onions - 1 lb., 11.3 oz.
Saisai radish leaves - 5.3 oz.
Total for the week - 35 lb., 9 oz.
2015 YTD - 259 lb., 13.8 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.