Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Harvest Monday (on a Tuesday)

I'm a day late on my harvest Monday post, but given the harvest in here covers a few weeks I didn't think it was a problem. Before I left for my trip I was harvesting a fair amount of produce, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, corn and even an apple. For a while I was eating everything with lettuce, trying to use up the cos that all ripened at once.

I'd picked up the trick in vietnamese restaurants of eating spring rolls wrapped in mint and lettuce. I did that at home and it was delicious. Then started wrapping just about anything in lettuce and mint!

Even sausages.

Greek salads were a hit for using up the tomatoes and the cucumber. I also just ate them as is!

There were yellow zukes as well as cukes.

The apple - this was the first one - was lovely. Not quite ripe, not quite properly flavoured but darn it, it was the first apple I;ve ever grown so I thought it was great. I've eaten a few more since I got back and tastes/textures have varied wildly.

Then there was the amazing harvest from my birth dad's garden - delicious carrots, onions, beans and more. I barely had time to cook it all before I left but it was greatly appreciated.

Next Harvest Monday I promise more pics of the tomatoes, in particular the huge black russian which adorned my salad plate. Because I know that is all the northern hemisphere people want, just some lovely, juicy, ripe tomatoes ... well here's a peek ...

If you are after more harvest posts head on over to Daphne's Dandelions for the harvest Monday round up.


Andrea said...

Well next time there's sausages on the bbq im going to pick some lettuce and mint! sounds tasty.
Glad you got to taste your first apple and not the birds!!

Ottawa Gardener said...

Spring rolls wrapped in lettuce and mint? Sounds lovely.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

I love tomato that come in different colour and size.... I am so used to grow one variety of tomato at a time.... good harvest!

Stoney Acres said...

Oh you are so right, those of us in the North use blogs like yours as our drug of choice in the winter!! Your harvest looks amazing!!

Megan said...

Again, jealous of your tomatoes in our winter! :)

Mary Hysong said...

mmmm lettuce and mint, that sounds tasty right now I'm not getting enough of anything, hurry up spring!