We have been blessed with beautiful weather for the holiday weekend and a bountiful harvest. So far, we have had two picnics. On Saturday evening we had a picnic with my son and little garden helper. We enjoyed a great spinach salad with a wonderful bacon dressing that "The Italian" prepared. (spinach & and strawberry pictures were posted earlier this week) Yesterday we went to my in-laws for a picnic and enjoyed some of the fresh strawberries over vanilla ice cream. It's a simple, yet wonderful dessert!
A little mixed lettuce, parsley and basil.
Just enough lettuce for a nice salad. I am going to dry the parsley and basil today. They are the two most difficult herbs to dry and keep the color. I don't have a dehydrator. So, I am going to try to dry them in the oven on a low heat. I always wait too late in the season to start drying these two herbs. Hopefully this process will work better then drying them in bags. If not, I have a lot of time to dry some more.
2 of the 4 small heads of sprouting broccoli.
My broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower have bolted quite a bit due to the crazy weather we have been having. I am still hoping to get enough cabbage from this early crop for some nice sauerkraut.
8 oz. of fresh snow peas.
The snow peas are producing like crazy the past couple of day. Hopefully we will get enough for a few dinners and some to freeze.
How do you like that for a strawberry face!!
The little garden helper has been having a hard time staying out of the strawberry patch. I planted that bed for him last year. I think that we will have to make a sign for his strawberry bed.
Harvest total for the week: 8 lbs.
Broccoli - 12 oz.
Herbs (Parsley & Basil) - 4 oz.
Lettuce - 4 oz.
PakChoi - 2 lbs.
Scapes - 8 oz.
Snow Peas - 8 oz.
Spinach - 2 lbs. 5 oz.
Strawberries - 1 lb. 7 oz.