Another limited wintry harvest from me this week.
1. More silverbeet, it’s such a reliable source of greens from the garden and even though I did a big clean up during the week and pulled up lots of the rambling plants I still have an ever-ready supply. This lot went into a delicious side dish of blanched silverbeet with a warm dressing (found here) of honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil (it was supposed to have blue berries or other berries but I left these out) topped with toasted pine nuts and crumbled goat’s cheese. This dressing was designed for a salad, but I prefer silverbeet cooked. It worked wonderfully and made Mr Good much happier about eating silverbeet yet again!
2. I picked the first of my turnips this week to go into my beef and vegetable casserole cooked in the slow cooker. The turnip is such a daggy vegetable – is there any vegetable daggier? – but it germinates easily, grows quickly and is a good addition to stews and soups. And as I’m yet to really have much success with other root vegetables, turnips are a satisfying addition to my garden.
3. Herbs, herbs, herbs as always. Parsley to finish off lots of dishes, a big bunch of mint for Liz’s Vietnamese chicken coleslaw which we enjoyed for dinner over the weekend and thyme and bay leaves for the casserole.
4. Pak Choy self sown from the ones I planted in Spring last year (in all sorts of weird places) perfect for any sort of stir fry and I noticed Andrea had added it to her soup, great idea!
Check out other’s harvest from the last week at Daphne’s, I love seeing the pickings from the other side of the world.