Harvest Monday - October 13, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re Canadian, that is - if you're in the United States, Happy Columbus Day!
So today is the Thanksgiving holiday here in Canada. Our family celebrated last night as we find it much more convenient to have our get-together the day BEFORE the actual holiday. There is plenty of time for preparations on Saturday and Sunday morning, we have a wonderful, leisurely family dinner on Sunday evening and then Monday is a day of relaxation and preparing for the week ahead.
And since the shops are open on Sunday but not on Monday, having dinner on Sunday evening means less stress for me because I will inevitably realize that I am missing a key ingredient, just as I start to cook - my husband is always on standby ;)
So on to the harvest.
Broccoli.That’s it. Really.
I made a wonderful room temperature broccoli with roasted garlic oil from one of Ina Garten’s cookbooks and it was served as part of our Thanksgiving dinner. There were only enough mature heads to allow for a good spoonful per person and I cooked it a bit too long - I keep forgetting that homegrown produce is so much more tender than store bought - but everyone loved it nonetheless.
|Sage, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme|
There’s still lots growing in the garden – kale, Chinese cabbage, green onions, kohlrabi, more broccoli and a tiny bit of lettuce as well as some baby collards – but I just didn’t have the time to pick, much less cook, anything up as I was in and out almost the entire week.
So there you have it.
My harvest total this week was:
Broccoli – 230 grams (.051 lbs)
Total to Date – 214.68 kg (473.29 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week – which I’m sure is a damn sight more than me! - head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions, our host for Harvest Mondays.
Till next time…☺