Monday, July 26, 2010

Harvest Monday 7/26/10

The harvests continue to grow. This week I picked over 2 pounds of zucchini, yellow and green. There were also over 2 and half pounds of cucumbers, which were made into the first pickles of the year. This cucumber was missed the day before and was as large as a small zucchini.

My romano green beans started to produce this week, and my sugar snap peas continue to give a few as well.
I picked 1.7 pounds of potatoes and some onions as well.
I picked 10 oz of kale for a soup along with 2 small zucchini that I wanted to prevent from becoming monsters while we went away for the weekend.
I harvested over 2 pounds of chard with which I made Spanakopita Pie and some was frozen. Also in the basket is basil, more beans, peas, lettuce, and the first slicing cucumbers. The lettuce is rather bitter, but it still works on sandwiches. We got another couple cherry tomatoes also.
The garlic which was spring planted only amounted to 3 oz. and went into a Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic recipe from Joy of Cooking. I've already ordered my garlic for the fall to be certain of a better harvest next year.
I also picked 2 oz of mint to make this Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream. It was very good.
Total this week: 11.4 pounds
Total this year: 42.6 pounds

You can see other gardeners' harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.


Robin said...

You certainly had a very nice variety of veggies to harvest. That Mint Chocolate Ice Cream sounds heavenly :)

meemsnyc said...

Ooooh, that is a nice harvest! Mint ice cream, yum. I'm a huge fan of spanikopita pie. Delish!

thyme2garden said...

No way, you really made mint chocolate ice cream with homegrown mint? That's awesome! I'm really impressed with the variety of vegetables that you're growing. Where did you order your fall garlic from?

Emily said...

I ordered my fall garlic from Fedco Bulb catalog. You can download it online.

mamaraby said...

Nice harvest! I always love the way the different colors look in picture.

michelle said...

It sounds like your cucumbers are as vigorous as your zucchinis. I'm still waiting for my first cuke... any week now.

Mmm, the Spanakopita and the ice cream both sound delicious and I know the 40 Clove Chicken is great.

You've got a really nice variety of veggies coming in, delightful!

Daphne said...

I found some garlic that I liked and this year will be the third year of planting the cloves. So far so good.

Your harvests look great.

Kalena Michele said...

Mint chocolate chip ice cream?! mmmmmmmm.....very nice harvest!

Ottawa Gardener said...

For spring planted garlic, it looks quite good and may I say that your use of that beautiful harvest sounds delicious. I have to find a gluten free way of making spinach pie (my youngest is celiac) as it's one of my favourites.

mac said...

Great harvest, the mint chocolate ice cream sounds delish, and the 40 clove garlic chicken is so yummy, good use of your harvest.

Dirt Lover said...

Oh, my, goodness! Thanks for the recipe for the chard pie. I'm at my dad's right now, and emailed it to myself! I'll definitely be trying this one. Nice harvest, thanks for sharing.