Monday, June 27, 2011

Harvest Monday

This week for Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday we have several things to share.

Our first try at kale chips. They are very light, crispy and incredibly rich.
We harvested lots of kale and made kale chips. We harvested 4 more heads of cabbage, then sowed carrots in the space they left behind. I'll post about pictures of the sauerkraut we made later this week.


Green onion will keep in the fridge for a couple weeks.

We harvested spring onions and we're expecting a huge harvest of summer onions, probably in mid to late July. We also harvested lots of blueberries and raspberries this week.

Tiny radishes we pruned from the row for space. Yummy!

Our very first beet. Bel ate it right up beet, stem and all the leaves. She loves them!
We also harvested lots of blueberries and raspberries.
Bel made delicious strawberry jam.


Weekly harvest totals:
Cabbage 10 lb
Kale 2.5 lb
Onions 1.5 lb
Beets 1 lb
Blueberries around 2 lb
raspberries around 1 lb (It's hard to weigh these because the kids eat them so quickly!)

15 comments:

  1. Ohhhh I can't wait to hear about your sauerkraut! The jam looks delish!

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  2. Kale chips are a wonderful thing.

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  3. Jody, that cabbage looks delicious, I can't wait to hear about your kraut making...please share the recipe..I'm hoping to have some cabbage soon, if the bugs are generous to me :o)

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  4. Boy you are getting some nice big harvests! I think that some of my purple cabbage is about ready to harvest. I have decided that I don't need to make any sauerkraut this year. We still have plenty left from last year to get us through another year.

    Can't wait to hear about the kraut making!

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  5. Looks like a nice harvest. My cabbages never seem to form heads, they just have nice leaves.

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  6. Hi Allison, we can't wait to post about the sauerkraut, and we're hoping it turns out.

    Hi Jane, they are a wonderful thing!

    Hi Ginny, thanks. We'll post the recipe for sure. We don't mind sharing a little with the bugs, as long as they share with us too.

    Hi Robin, thank you. I can't wait to see what you decide to do with your purple cabbage. Coleslaw maybe.

    Hi Emily, thanks for posting. I hope you get heads soon. We didn't think we were getting heads, then one day they suddenly appeared.

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  7. Yum jam. I haven't made strawberry jam in quite a while. I really miss it.

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  8. Jody, "The Italian" has his heart set on some purple pickled cabbage!

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  9. I'm glad to see you say that green onions will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge, because I was wondering exactly the same thing this weekend after harvesting one too many green onions! I'm looking forward to hearing about your homemade sauerkraut.

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  10. Oh your cabbage looks great and that strawberry jam looks delicious! I have never heard of kale chips but they sound really good. All of your harvest looks awesome! I will be so glad when our plants start producing a harvest!

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  11. I did not know you can eat beetroot raw. Hope I am adventerous enough when we start to harvest them. Oh Kale chips! Never tried and want to try. Hope you can share how you make them. Its such a joy looking at young happy faces with their harvest.

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  12. Looking at all this makes me hungry! Can not believe how wonderful the cabbage looks!

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  13. Hi Daphne, the jam is delicious!

    Hi Robin, purple pickled cabbage sounds divine! Bel would love that.

    thyme2garden, we're sure are enjoying the green onions. They go into just about everything.

    Alicia, the kale chips were very easy to make. They are something to try for sure.

    Malay-Kadazan girl, Bel cooked the beetroot before she ate it. Sorry for the confusion.

    Apple Pie Gal, thank you. We enjoyed our last two heads last night. We ended up with a total of just over 22 pounds -our largest vegetable harvest this year.

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  14. Love the cabbage. I have always wanted to try my hand at making kale chips but have yet to do it.

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  15. Great looking vegetables. You can do anything you have a mind too.

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