It's Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions. These are whats left of the tomatoes. Those green ones in the basket probably are not going to ripen, but that is all that is left of the big pile on my counter and window sill! I will probably get the red ones canned up today if my children allow me to!
Today, I have Chard and Lettuce out of the garden. I have 3, maybe 4 kinds of lettuce here. I know one of them is "peanut" Buttercrunch. I am guessing the wider one. The other wide one is more crinkly, so I don't know if it is also a Buttercrunch or something else. If anyone knows the other ones on the right, please help me ID them.
I made a nice salad with the last bunch, with walnuts and dried cranberries. This one I put a cranberry walnut dressing on, but I didn't like it as much as I like Raspberry vinaigrette on this salad. I also enjoy it with sliced almonds or pecans! Yum!
The garlic is growing! There are about 10 total! 4 here.
We decided to start our own leaf compost bin! It still needs some sides...It should be pretty full once we get the back yard cleaned up! My only worry is this area back around the shed is just full of ants. Freaky full! I hope that it heats up enough and that turning it often will keep them out! And it is kind of shady back their, it is under a maple, so I hope that doesn't become a problem.
Spinach is starting to grow a bit. It is all bunched up together. I did try to plant it spaced out, but it just all washed up together I guess.
I have 2 Cilantro still going. Guess he does like colder weather! I grew it in the summer before. Must have been an odd summer.
So, I have a new use for my chard which we love...smoothies! Ha! One of our other favorites is on Pizza! One night I steamed it on top of some steamed strawberries and pears that I was making for baby. He loved it and I thought it was pretty good too! Gave it a nice sweet and fruity flavor! His was pureed of course. I froze some up and he eats a a couple of thawed cubes ever couple of days!
This weeks Harvest:
1 Bunch Chard
1 Bunch Lettuce
29 Tomatoes ripened on the sill!
25 Juliet tomatoes ripened on the sill!
Don't forget to check out the other harvests at Daphne's!