Monday, August 2, 2010

Harvest Monday

Two lemons, five carrots, a bowl full of lettuce, every last inch of rocket and some coriander all went into last Friday's meal. Beetroot (from my Aunt's garden), goats' cheese, rocket and pancetta risotto, served with a carrot and greens salad followed by strawberry lemon cheesecake icecream, straight from the brand new ice cream maker! And what photos do I have to show for it? NONE! But we had 5 happy dinner guests and one proud owner of an icecream machine and balcony veggie patch. Next harvest Monday I promise to photograph the produce, but in the meantime please take these recent shots of the plants for your harvest viewing pleasure, and imagine what they looked like in my harvest basket and then on the plate.

Ok so that is a golden beetroot not the large bulls blood ones that I cooked with but isn't it pretty. More of a single serve risotto size though. And for extra droolage I'll have you know that the second icecream flavour made in the icecream machine was Dulche de Leche (recipe here)

Now if you are after proper photos of harvests that aren't just substitutes for the real deal then head on over to Daphne's Dandelions for this week's harvest monday post.


meemsnyc said...

Wow, you have lemons! Our meyer lemon tree has yet to produce any fruit. Do you fertilize your tree?

Daphne said...

I think I have no photos of my first peppers this year. Ah well. It happens. Sometimes eating is much more important.

thyme2garden said...

I like the different colored carrots you have! Your meal sounds delicious, too.

Dan said...

A bowl of lettuce would be nice! Haven't had any from months.

prue said...

meemsnyc - yes I fertilise with special container lemon tree fertiliser four times a year. It only had 4 this year, small but tasty.

Daphne - I am terrible at remembering to photograph so the days I do get out there with the camera I try to anticipate what I might want shots of later

thyme2garden - they are super tasty and good for you. Meal was delicious thanks.

Dan - lettuce is good, but I never feel like eating too much of it in the dead of Winter