Monday, May 10, 2010

Harvest Monday

Yayayay I finally have something to add to harvest Monday (and the time to add it.) Green veg, carrots, eggplants and even the last of the tomatoes were harvested and used - it is a total mixed bag this week.

I have been using a load of greens. Basil in a yummy pesto pasta

Rocket and a pseudo-rocket lettuce thingo in my wild mushroom pasta.

And lettuce, lettuce, lettuce, yet it still seems like there is loads in the garden. Some are a little bitter as they are slowly going to seed but overall a mixture of leaves is just delicious in a sandwich (such as this fig and prosciutto one)

or in a salad. Also in salads were the last of the tomatoes, some little yellow cherry ones and some carrots, purple and yellow.

This lovely little eggplant went into a rather exotic vegetarian lasagne.

Layers of homemade napolitana sauce, with carrots and mushrooms for extra goodness, mixed with layers of pasta, in amongst layers of rainbow silverbeet, broccoli and low fat riccota, with other layers of pumpkin and eggplant cubes, lightly cooked and blitzed, with shredded yellow carrot and paprika and a dash of cheddar on top. The best bit? I have leftovers to last days! Yay.

I also harvested one of the daikon radishes and used it in some chicken, chilli and radish dumplings. Totally yum. So yum I forgot to photograph it until after I grated it!

As promised in an earlier post, I should, in the coming weeks, include a few posts on these lovely recipes that use home grown produce. For more harvest posts head on over to Daphne's Dandelions and share in the spoils.


Daphne said...

Sometimes I like the slightly bitter lettuce in sandwiches. If you think about it some people grow bitter greens just to put that flavor in. I'm not a fan in salads though (for any kind of bitter green). For salads I use the more recently grown lettuce and mizuna. Tomatoes. Ah. I've been dreaming about them. They still aren't planted in the garden yet, but soon.

villager said...

That fig and prosciutto sandwich looks and sounds yummy! Greens are so versatile. You seem to find a lot of good uses for them. I'd love to hear about some of your recipes too!

michelle said...

What a nice variety of vegetables you got this week. I am so looking forward to the start of fig season again, that sandwich looks divine. Of course, by the time the figs come in my lettuce will be gone.

Angela said...

Fig, prosciutto and lettuce sandwich, what a great idea. Well, I got some figs in the tree right now, I can't wait for them to ripen so I can try your recipe.

Ottawa Gardener said...

Nice harvest. I love your remains of the carrot photo!