"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Monday, July 12, 2010

Harvest Monday, July 12

We had some wonderful harvest's this week! Lots of herbs which I usually don't weigh...but I should!

This beautiful Cauliflower came in at 4.546 pounds - we ate some and froze the rest.

We also had out first pepper of the year, this hungarian wax pepper. I didn't weigh it ;)

The cucs have been coming in like crazy and I LOVE it! I have been doing fridge pickles galore and they last but a day. I came up with my own, yummy recipe, which I will post soon. This is just one cuc picture, but they all weighed in at around 2 pounds total I believe.

We are nearing the end of our broccoli. This harvest came in at 2.57 oz

We picked some more carrots to enjoy with dinner; this bunch at 3.39 oz. I pick some for the horses too, which I don't weigh ;)

We also picked some more red onions and one Walla Walla [on accident]! These came in at 4.48 oz

This early yellow squash was DELICIOUS! 1.358 pounds

This was our first Zuch harvested. I am not much a fan of them but I think we usually plant on plant because it seems like you have to have them in your garden! This one weighed in at 1.049 pounds and it is sitting in my fridge waiting to be shredded for Zuch bread ;)

Our Mammoth Snow Peas are producing faster than we can eat; I wish we had a vaccum sealer and larger freezer space! These came in at 4.69 oz.

To see other harvest reports from the week, check out Daphne's Dandelions.

And if you haven't already seen it, check out my husbands "Best You Ever Had Grill Stir-Fry"!
We used a lot of the veggies in it and it was delish! I will share the recipe soon!


Anonymous said...

That is a lot of cauliflower! I wish I had some cauliflower heads to harvest. But this year I didn’t get a single head.

kitsapFG said...

You got a really nice variety of harvests for the week! I am suprised you like the early yellow squash but are not a fan of zucchini. I use them both exactly the same way and to me they taste much the same?

T said...

I also think that the yellow squash and zucchini taste very similar too. You have a very nice harvest this week! I only harvested green beans and carrots.

Daphne Gould said...

I'm not a big fan of zucchini either, but I do love some of the things I make from it. Like zucchini bread, zucchini casserole, and grated and frozen for winter soups. So I'll keep growing it. I rarely eat it plain though. It is always in something.

Michelle said...

That's a lot of lovely veggies!

Dave @ HappyAcres said...

I'm making refrigerator pickles like crazy too! I made a new batch today before we finished the old batch. You have a nice assortment of vegetables there!

I have to confess, I do like zucchini. I love to saute it in olive oil and add fresh basil and oregano. I also put it in a soup mix with other veggies and freeze them for making soup. But I don't think either zukes or yellow squash have a lot of flavor.

Jeana said...

Everything looks so good. I have never tried to grow cauliflower but it looks great. I love zucchini I put it in my pasta sauce it is like eggplant to me, what ever I cook it with it seems to take on that flavor.

Dirt Lover said...

Nice harvest! I've never done well with cauliflower, and I think I have a little case of cauliflower envy. I always plant zucchini mostly for the baked stuff I do. We barbecue some a few times each week, and if I pick some baby ones, I will put them in omelets on the weekend.

Melissa said...

Oh, those peas - they look delicious! I can't grow carrots here - well, they grow, but so skinny - like a pencil. I grow them just to give the green tops to my bunnies.

I'm confused about your comment regarding my Purslane. Do you have it in your garden and it's taking over? Why do you curse it? It takes quite good, IMO, - has a nice tangy lemon flavor. We just add it to our salads. "Purslane may be a common plant, but it is uncommonly good for you. It tops the list of plants high in vitamin E and an essential omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Purslane provides six times more vitamin E than spinach and seven times more beta carotene than carrots. It’s also rich in vitamin C, magnesium, riboflavin, potassium and phosphorus." http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/2005-04-01/Power-packed-Purslane.aspx

thyme2garden said...

I haven't tried my hand at any brassica vegetables yet, but the picture of your cauliflower is very inspiring! The rest of your harvest is very impressive, too. I'm looking forward to peeking at your recipes when you post them.

mac said...

Wow, that's a big cauliflower, nice assortment of veggies.
I like immature summer squash grilled or roasted, and I keep few bags of frozen squash for soups or stews.

Anonymous said...

Very nice harvest, nice variety. My yellow squash plants are doing well. I picked up a few ideas from your commenters.

Melissa said...

Got your message, Allison. In the case of Purslane, if you can't beat it, eat it! :) I'm curious to see if it goes crazy in my garden. I've read that it can be a bit of a pest.

Thomas said...

All of my cauliflower bolted this summer. Boo! Yours looks great though. Maybe I'll try again this fall.

Anonymous said...

wow! your yellow squash is awesome!