Monday, June 27, 2011

Harvest Monday 6.27.11

Today is Monday. Time to get up, and join the fun over at Daphne's Dandelions to link in and see what everyone is harvesting and what they are doing with their harvests!

This weeks harvest is not so interesting. Mostly I spent the week pulling dead plants. But here is a nice (non bulbed) red onion I pulled. Don't let the fact that it is not bulbed deceive you. This hunk of purple madness weighed 1lb 4oz like this. Can you imagine what it weighed with it's greens? The greens actually stood up taller than my 4 year old! WOW!
I also harvested a cucumber, 6.2oz tomatillo 1lb 6oz tomatoes and 2lbs 2oz of grapefruit. Yum.
*(Yes only one cucumber, the rest had pickleworms that didn't want to share)*

This week I was feeling especially 'Martha Stewarty' and I took my frustrations from the garden out on the kitchen. There was a rather large batch of Salsa Verde made. And Gumbo, and Zucchini bread, and I didn't stop there. 

I even made S'mores and that my friends you may think had nothing to do with the garden, except to drown my sorrows. It did work temporarily at least. I couldn't help but smile ear to ear as I watched my (little) kids go all OCD on me and quit eating theirs because it made such a mess. :-D Wait until they figure out how to eat them without it getting all drippy. Little do they know that because they walked away from theirs I got to indulge more, and they were perfectly cooled off and no longer drippy by then. *snicker* This is something I'm not quite ready to let them in on yet. I'll let them continue to think that it has to be messy for another year or so. Then I'll let them in on it. Not to mention the fact that you can eat the ingredients separately. Shhhhh.... Don't tell on me!


9 comments:

  1. Wow that is a large onion, from the picture it is deceiving I would have never guessed it was that big.

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  2. Beautiful Onion! A few of mine didn't bulb up, too...oh well, they're still delicious!

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  3. Wow that is a very big onion! I think you have inspired me to have a go wit tomatillo next warm season.

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  4. What a huge onions. I wish mine would get that big. I'd be able to grow enough for the whole year.

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  5. I love the red onion. We have several that have not bulbed out. They are nowhere near the size of that one though.

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  6. I would have liked to have seen a picture of the onion and your 4 yr old! Ha ha! ;) Nice onion!

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  7. That onion was just confused! I always preferred to skip the smores and just eat chocolate and graham crackers instead. ;D

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  8. Now that's an onion to cry over. Cute story about the smores. It's fun being a mother!!

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