Monday, January 14, 2019

Harvest Monday - January 14, 2019

Welcome to Harvest Monday. I'm stepping in for Dave of Our Happy Acres as the temporary host of Harvest Monday for the month of January while he takes a much deserved break from the task of hosting every week. Harvest Monday is where we celebrate all things harvest related. This is the place to share your latest harvests and what you've been doing with them. If you would like to link up you will find Mr. Linky at the end of this post.

It was a quiet week both in the garden and in the kitchen the past week. There were 3 nights straight that I didn't have to cook which meant fewer trips to the garden. But I did rescue a couple of heads of Queen of Crunch lettuce that had decided to bolt along with some Rishad cress that was also starting to reach for the sky. Some of that harvest went into a lunch salad.

And other than that I pulled a few more Bora King daikon radishes.

Bora King Daikon Radishes
The photo does them no justice, that large radish fit snugly into my open hand. The smaller radishes went into a couple of salads and the large one I cut into chunks and used in a vegetable stew.

One dish I made last week that Dave really liked and has requested that I make again was a slight variation on Yotam Ottolenghi's Ultimate Winter Couscous. His recipe called for butternut squash, amongst other veggies, and instead I used some zucchini that I had on hand (amazingly good zukes from a grower at the farmer's market). But I also got to make good use of carrots and parsnips that I harvested the week before plus chickpeas and pepper flakes from the garden, plus homemade harissa made from peppers from the garden. And of course as usual I didn't take a photograph of the finished dish. I'll be making that dish again but next time I'll use winter squash.

That's the latest from my winter garden. If you have a harvest you want to show off then enter a link to your post below and please leave a comment too. And be sure to visit the other bloggers who link up here.

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  1. That dish sounds good, so far I have avoided harissa paste as I think it would be top hot for is. O like spicy food but not too hot. No harvest from us this week.

  2. That couscous dish does sound good! I love a meal that goes in a bowl, and we had one for dinner last night though it didn’t’ have a grain.

  3. Gorgeous radishes! That Ultimate Winter Couscous sounds delicious - and I do have some squash to use up.


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