Monday, February 7, 2011

Harvest Monday - February 7, 2011

Last week the harvests featured the last of the Romanesco broccoli...

Definitely the best looking head of the four that I harvested this season.

And the first of the Couve Tronchuda, or Portuguese Cabbage. This was the thinnings of the winter sown plants.

I used some of the previously harvested Romanesco in a Thai inspired coconut curry that also included snow peas from the freezer, cubes of the big Marina di Chioggia squash that I harvested last fall, plus a generous amount of cilantro from the garden. The Couve Tronchuda went into another version my new favorite celery root and farro soup. The Couve Tronchuda is tender enough to be added to the soup directly at the end of the cooking. I shredded the leaves finely to insure that they would cook quickly.

The harvest totals for the week were:

Golden Corn Salad - 2.25 oz.
Portuguese Dairyman's kale - 10 oz.
Couve Tronchuda - 12 oz.
Romanesco broccoli - 3 lb., 8 oz.

The total for the week was - 5 lb., .25 oz.
The totals for the year are - 13 lb., 12 oz.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions. Head on over there to see more of what other garden bloggers are harvesting.


  1. Wow, that is really pretty broccoli!

  2. Beautiful broccoli! I love the color and the texture!

  3. The Romanesco Broccoli is just a plain work of art. So pretty - almost too pretty to eat (almost!).

  4. That broccoli looks quite fabulous, I'm not sure that I've come across it before. I will most certainly be on the look out for some seeds next time I am out and about, well done on yours!

  5. That is one pretty broccoli head. Gorgeous.

  6. That is such a magnificent looking vegetable!!

  7. Romanesco is the prettiest vegetable ever, mine are taking forever but I'm very excited to harvest it.

  8. how pretty! must try that this winter.

  9. Beautiful! Michelle, you're a gardening artist. It must have been difficult to cut into it.

  10. Gorgeous food! I'm jealous because I didn't get to do winter crops this year and still have a month or two to wait for backyard goodies. Love the Romanesco, yum!

  11. Bautiful cauliflower!

    My Romanesco was frozen to death despite 2 layers of cover, I wouldn't be growing them in the winter again, it can take some cold but not constant freezing temps.


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