Monday, July 4, 2011

Giant Purple Mustard and Wong Bok Week

Well the main harvest for last week as the tittle says are Giant Purple Mustard and Wong Bok. The not so pretty wong bok are going to bolt soon so we harvested most of them. We transplanted cauliflower seedlings on the area that were growing wong bok last weekend. Giant purple mustard inter-planted with potatoes were also harvested with many holes on the leaves. In they go into Rayyan's ikea baby bathtub for a good washing to get rid of pest and dirt. Not good plastic quality as you can see the tub already broken on the sides. We recycled the baby bathtub to wash vegetables outside which is easier than in the sink.
Some rainbow chard were harvested too last week.
We harvested some Kennebec potatoes and a leek sowed last winter.
Made beef curry and cook the newly harvested potato together.
Tossed some chilies in for a good sweat in this cold winter night.
Rayyan tongue was on fire since he insisted to have a taste despite several warnings.
We have many not good looking vegetables this week~deformed Afghanistan carrot thinnings, peas that did not grow the size of usual pod, and very short sweet corns because the plants were about 50cm tall. Unattractive they look but taste good. Considering that they still managed to give us something for the kitchen in middle of winter. One long pepper bell did managed to turn red this week. Snow peas, chillies and yellow cherry tomato are still plenty to harvest which is good for the kitchen supply and at least we have something other than mustard and wong bok for last week.
For Wendy Garden To Table Challenge for this week is Anchovies Fried Rice. Since our sweet corns were not many and we have 5 people in the house so that everyone can have a taste, the kernels were taken out from the cob and toss into the fried rice.It has been such a busy week that I think we had fried rice 3 times last week. Sorry my boys, at least it is not instant food. Nothing wasted in the kitchen, having left over rice from yesterday and chopped fresh vegetables for a quick hot meal came out from the wok.

23 comments:

Charmcitybalconygarden said...

The dishes you make from your garden always looks so delicious:)

Sunray Gardening said...

You always make things look so good. Has to be frustrating to see some of your efforts wasted when some things don't grow as expected though.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Prairie Cat said...

Things harvested may not look great, but it is taste that counts! I am glad that your strange looking corn turned out to be tasty.

You have such a varied harvest, very neat!

RandomGardener said...

Nice harvest! Potatoes are nice size. You have such a variety of harvests!

Bee Girl said...

Beautiful harvest! I'm glad to hear that your corn was tasty! I am anxiously awaiting our corn harvest...though the sweet corn is (super) slow this year!

~Holly~ said...

I love the variety of your harvest! Despite veggies not looking good coming out of the garden, the true test is the taste! I'll eat not good looking veggies! Heehee! I love the dishes you've made!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Holy cow. What a great harvest.

kitsapFG said...

Such a nice variety of harvest items and those potatoes in particularly look great! Bravo to you for not turning away from produce that is not picture perfect - often those short corn ears are perfectly lovely to eat but people pass them up because they are not the long ear they are used to seeing.

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

Who cares what vegetables look like as long as they taste good.

Mark Willis said...

Your boys will grow up to appreciate the benefits of home-cooked and home-grown real food, which is always better than the pre-prepared rubbish that you get in the supermarkets!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Seeing your chard makes me miss mine. We just ate the last of it for the season last week. All your veggies look great...happy harvest!

Veggie Gnome said...

Great harvest! Nothing wrong with hole-y veggies.

Nothing wrong with fried rice either. :) We are having stir-fried radish cake nearly 3 times a week now. Still love it. Makes such a quick meal, once you have the steamed radish cake handy in the fridge. And very versatile - bung in any of the veggies that you freshly harvest.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Love this post. I am envious that you are harvesting peppers in the winter, no less! Seattle's weather is a bit cool for peppers, even in the summer. And thanks for the Harvest Monday link.

africanaussie said...

Your vegetables are so colorful - I love that mustard and the rainbow chard. It all looks so delicious.

Orchid de dangau said...

It is so long i not pass through your blog, a bit bz with routine work. As always...your garden impress me so much, with a lot of fresh veggies ;) And the curry and fried rice make me hungry now. Happy Gardening ;)

p3chandan said...

Love fried rice anytime...especially with lots of veggies from your own garden!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Diana, Sorry for not visiting you for quite sometime now!
I have not seen giant purple mustard before, looks wonderful, how does it taste like, just like the regular ones? Nice harvest! I just had nasi goreng for lunch today, with harvest from garden, kangkung! Nasi goreng kampung with kangkung and ikan bilis.
Your curry looks pedas and so good!

Why I garden... said...

Your harvests amaze me! I enjoy reading your posts, and particularly enjoyed reading about your wong bok a few days ago as I too have many garden pests and I don't spray my veg. I can only aspire to growing the variety you have! Kelli

fer said...

Your crops look delicious! I wish I could grow some too.

JGH said...

Such a beautiful rainbow of goodies - and amazing for the middle of winter. That curry looks soooo good.

I like your idea to have a pan outside for washing - I'm going to do that, too.

Daphne said...

Oh how we would love to have deformed peas and short corn cobs in the middle of winter. The only thing that grows here in our winter is icicles. If I work at it I can push some of the greens into winter.

Jody said...

That curry dish made my mouth water. Thanks for sharing such an amazing winter?! harvest with us.

thyme2garden said...

What an amazing harvest during your winter time. All we get during our winters are snow and ice. :)