Harvest Monday – 29 October, 2012

Not to many photos this week, most of the harvesting happened minutes before said harvest ended up in the pot, or picked while I was doing other jobs in the yard and without the camera.  Thankfully, despite the lack of pictures things are still coming in.


Lots of celery – some for a risotto (I love celery in risotto), some for salad and some for a friend.

A handful of snow peas which went into a salad also.

Red Kale – my new favourite harvest item, I’m loving it!

Several big piles of broad beans (enough to fill a shopping bag).  Most of this is earmarked for a pasta dish with some bacon and mushrooms.

A basketful of silverbeet which went into the ricotta gnocchi dish pictured above (I settled on Liz’s recipe which was delicious, but a small bowl was more than enough for me)

Sage – for the butter sage sauce for the gnocchi.

Parsley – for both the risotto and the salads, plus lots for friends.

Want more?  Here it is….

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11 Responses to Harvest Monday – 29 October, 2012

  1. Liz says:

    Glad you enjoyed it. I should be getting my first broad bean harvest next week – I’m really looking forward to it I have to say. I am jealous of your celery – when did you plant it, i think I mucked up my timings and mine never did well.

  2. Sarah says:

    I never have any luck with celery either. Mind are always very thin and stringy. And this year they also had tiny bugs inside the celery sticks (somehow the sticks were a bit hollow and filled with small bugs). Would love to hear any tips on how to grow celery more successfully!

  3. Diana says:

    Sounds delicious from variety of harvest ;).

  4. Patsy says:

    Wonderful variety to your harvest! I never got my celery into the garden this year, so I envy you yours. Although I will say, when I plant it mine tends to get diseased easily. And the ricotta gnocchi really looks delicious.

  5. kitsapFG says:

    I am missing my fresh celery but have a bunch in the freezer to use for cooking. Your beans are still looking really good.

  6. Barbie says:

    Wow! Wonderful harvest. Your beans look spectacular. Then again I haven’t had good beans in a while. Only cowpeas and such. LOL.

  7. Lisa says:

    Gnocchi! That’s something we’ve never tried to make from scratch. Very impressive!

  8. Michelle says:

    Oh yum, ricotta gnocchi, one of my favorite things! Everything looks and sounds wonderful.

  9. Jo says:

    I love that red kale too 🙂 It makes yummy kale chips.

  10. Jo says:

    I actually joked the other day that it would make a great wedding bouquet. I was only half joking 🙂

  11. Nancy Davis says:

    I second the motion on tips to grow celery as I hope to plant some for next year. Nice that you are getting so many things out of your garden. Nancy

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