Monday, May 21, 2018

Harvest Monday - May 21, 2018

It's a quick and easy harvest post for me this week. I only took 1 photo of three heads of Queen of Crunch crisphead lettuce.

Queen of Crunch Crisphead Lettuce
The heads averaged one pound each. I served them as finger food, presenting the separated leaves naked with a caesar dressing on the side along with grated Parmesan cheese and mild fermented mixed Habanada and Aji Amarillo pepper flakes. It was fun to munch each individual leaf drizzled with a bit a dressing and a sprinkling of cheese and pepper flakes.

The only other harvests last week were and couple pounds of fava beans and the Golden Sweet snow peas that I gathered as I cut the pea vines down. The vines were quickly being overwhelmed by powdery mildew and the rodents were climbing the trellis that the peas shared with the fava beans and they were defoliating the fava plants that were protected behind the pea vines. So bye bye peas. Those harvests escaped the camera.

I had a break from cooking duties for much of the week because we were away for a long weekend enjoying the delights to be found in and around Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore. We feasted on oysters and petted baby water buffaloes and sampled fresh buffalo mozzarella along with other tasty delights. Thank goodness we also enjoyed some refreshing hikes in the park to work off all the goodies.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave on his blog Our Happy Acres, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.


  1. Perfect heads of lettuce! I'm so looking forward to our first (and continuing) harvest of lettuce - mine are finally sizing up, so it won't be too much longer.

  2. Tis the season for lots of lettuce! Sounds like your little trip was quite fun. I'll have to look into those places, sounds nice. I'm not sure I've ever seen a water buffalo! ;)

  3. That lettuce is a beauty! And a pound each is amazing. Your getaway sounds like fun. It's been ages since I had oysters, but I can honestly say I've never petted a water buffalo!

  4. Those fresh oysters ... covered in garlic-y bread crumbs and deep fried ... never had any better since.

  5. Sounds like an amazing trip with lots to see and do. But I'm really freaked out that the rodents were climbing the pea trellis to get at the fava plants. Ack!

  6. I’m afraid that you are welcome to the oysters but I am game for petting the water buffalo.


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