Monday, July 5, 2010

Harvest Monday 7/5/10

I returned from a few days away at the end of June to find four remaining heads of broccoli ready to pick. They weighed 1 lb. 12 oz. We made beef with broccoli stir fry for dinner with 2 of the heads.
I also picked the last of my shelling peas (6.5 oz) and the beginning of my snap peas (2.25 oz) for the stir fry. There is a little bit of thai basil in the bowl too.
We harvested garlic scapes (2 oz ) lemon balm (1 oz) and cilantro (1.25 oz) for a pesto to go on top of fish.
I harvested 3.5 oz of onions and 2.5 oz of green onions.
I also picked 5.25 oz of chard.
The chard leaves were blanched and the chard stems and onions were grilled and then put on a pizza that we grilled.
I seem to have forgotten to harvest any lettuce this week. We'll remedy that today.

Total this week: 3.25 pounds
Total this year: 12.67 pounds

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

15 comments:

Marcia said...

Okay, how do you grill pizza?

Your broccoli looks like it was perfect despite your wait to pick it.

Talk to you today sometime?

Robin said...

What perfect broccoli!! Yummy pizza.

kitsapFG said...

You have some beautiful items you harvested this week. We harvested the first broccoli of 2010 this week too - such a treat. Nothing compares in taste to freshly grown, harvested and immediately cooked - broccoli. Yum!

Kalena Michele said...

Broccoli....aaaaaagghh (homer simpson style). Looks like you guys had a really nice dinner. I think I'll have some pizza tonight.

Matron said...

You just reminded me, I have some garlic seed heads like that, I've been meaning to try them. Might just pick them tomorrow!

villager said...

That's a great looking pizza! We'll have Chard this fall and I'll be looking for things to do with it.

Shawn Ann said...

Chard on pizza is great isn't it! I did that a few days ago. I figured, hey, why not, it isn't much different than spinach. Nice harvest! And that pizza looks REALLY good!

Allison at Novice Life said...

Wow what a great harvest! That pesto sounds yummy! I have been putting some of my lemon balm in my sun tea.

Mac said...

Very nice picture perfect broccoli and chard!

I'll have to remember "grilled chard stems", thanks for sharing the pizza, it looks yummy.

Dirt Lover said...

Nice harvest. I love finding new ways to use chard stems. Never thought of putting them on pizza! Thanks for the tip.
~~Lori

vrtlarica said...

I never had chard on pizza, have to try it.
Broccoli is looking perfect!

Daphne said...

That pizza looks delicious. As does the broccoli. I wish I had a good broccoli harvest this year, but no luck.

Mac said...

Emily,
Thank you for your chard recipe ideas and link. I replied to your comment on my blog, but the message was lost, something is wrong blogger or my server, sorry.

abigail said...

gorgeous harvest, and gorgeous pizza!

thyme2garden said...

I've never thought of grilling pizza, but why not?! Thanks for the idea. You have a great variety of harvests here.