Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gathering Green

Lovely Fresh Greens in my Harvest Basket

Just a quick post to show you what I have been harvesting from my garden these past few days. Look at those fresh greens in my basket! From left to right in the basket are a few leaves of baby China Choy Cabbage, several ribs and leaves of Bright Lights Swiss Chard, and a whole mess (1/2 lb) of mixed spicy mesclun and delicate baby lettuces. To the far left on the table next to the basket are a few more radishes.

The baby cabbage is tender enough to eat raw in a green salad with the mixed salad greens or cooked in a nice fresh stir fry meal over rice. The chard is best lightly cooked as in a stir fry or perhaps steamed. Also good over rice. The mixed salad greens are great right out of the garden, but I like to bring all my garden greens in to rinse and refresh them in a bowl of water then drain and store in the fridge to keep them fresh and crisp.

So is your mouth watering yet? Good...

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CaliforniaGrammy said...

Yes! My mouth is watering, for sure. We're heading to Oregon in a few days (to beat the hot summers here) and we share a "hoop house" garden (to keep the deer out) with our neighbor. Last summer we had lots of lettuces and several "greens", tomatoes, potatoes, peas, several string beans, and of course zucchini, crook necks, and patty pan squashes . . . look forward to this years crop. I'll keep checking in on you to see how you're doing and just to say "hi!"

Farmer Jen said...

Hi CA Grammy,
Have a good trip to Oregon and fun gardening while you are there. I look forward to your blog visits and will check in on your Life is Good blog from time to time too.

Hardware Bob said...

Creative title, looks healthy and yummy, and me having just used my very last drop of organic ranch dressing.

Twinville said... mouth is truly watering.
I'm thinking of my tasty raspberry walnut dressing spritz!
I'm so envious in a good way. How wonderful that you can grow such beautifully succulent lettuces and greens.