Monday, July 12, 2010

big haul


Every Monday Daphne's Dandelions posts images of her harvests for the week, and links to people's.   "Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest." And I've decided to join in the fun. 
 
The last round of fava beans (I was so sad to see them go!) didn't make it into the photo because we ate them, I gave away a couple pounds of green and a number of the carrots got eaten before they made it into the house, but here's some of what we picked this week.


The green beans are going crazy, as green beans are prone to do (note to self: plant fewer green beans next year.) so I decided to pickle some.

Last fall we had Rick's Picks Wasabeans at Chiara's parents house and I loved them!  After searching around a bit I found the recipe for them, straight from Rick of Rick's Picks himself.

They need to be left alone for 2 to 4 weeks for the flavors to combine, but I can't wait to eat them!

12 comments:

Mo Pie, Please said...

You are so inspiring to me. My fiance loves cooking and I love gardening so it's seriously a match made in heaven. Only problem - we have no yard. So I keep dreaming about it until we move to a place whwere we can do this. I'll live vicariously through you until then!

Dancing Branflake said...

You are so awesome! I am beginning to love greens solely because of you. How is Gus doing? I kind of miss him.

Emily said...

I love the way you arranged your harvest photo. It is gorgeous.

Allison at Novice Life said...

LOVELY harvest!

michelle said...

That's an impressive and beautiful harvest. What are the purple leaves, lettuce?

Melissa said...

Gorgeous harvest! I'm curious about the Wasabeans - are they hot and spicy?

Brandi said...

I have a confession: I think that first photo is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. My boyfriend is an amateur gardener and I show him your photos all the time. We've even talked about buying a few acres of land so he can have a real garden.

(And I agree with Dancing Branflake -- I think some puppy photos may be in order.)

Dirt Lover said...

Beautiful harvest! The purple greens are nice. Pickled beans are the best! Always glad to hear when someone else loves them, too.
~~Lori

thyme2garden said...

You have a way with arranging your vegetables for great photography. The harvest is simply amazing.

Daphne said...

Beautiful harvest. I love that you have so much in one photo. It really shows the bounty well.

owl and peacock : melina said...

I keep forgetting you are super hero gardener. That is an INSANE crop. Wowowowow.

abigail said...

I wish you'd all come over for dinner and eat some of these pretty vegetables!

Melina- you mean you keep forgetting that I'm insane! but that's a super harvest? ;)

Michelle- the purple leaves are Red Romaine gone amok. Still tasty though.

Melissa- Wasabeans are spicy, but not too much. When we had them last year I couldn't stop eating them!

Brandi and Dancing Branflake- I'll take some photos of Baby G this afternoon. You're gonna laugh- the guy needs a haircut so bad I wonder if he can see.