Well, what a week of wind and a bit of rain and sun too. The wind evaporated all the rain up within a short time so everything's really dry. Even the rain that was meant to come today didn't.
Ok, so harvest-wise there's still been a good amount of chard going into dishes like - poached eggs on toast with chard, pie and greens, and this one - a sort of curry with quinoa.
And this one last night, which was a curry.
Earlier in the week I pinched-out he tops of most of my basil plants (so that they bush out) and got lots of nice leaves (purple and green)
It was enough to make a pesto, so I whizzed up the leaves with some toasted walnuts (pine nuts are too expensive) and my own garlic lifted last week, plus a big glug of olive oil. I don't put cheese in but instead add that to what ever dish / sandwiches instead if needed.
One of our pesto meals was this - scrambled eggs with a couple of big tablespoons added. It was so good!
We also had it in sarnies a couple of times, yummy
The other fun harvest has been strawberries. Each day there's been more to pick, these photos are all building up through the week...(If you read last Monday's post, I picked my first two that day,)
These were today in my lunch break, a nice haul. And actually when I went down tonight I could've picked more. Summer must be here at last!
I'm weighing these as I go along just out of interest and will report anything of note. I don't usually weigh my crops but I think I will for most of my fruit this year and maybe beans. We'll see!
Linking in with Harvest Monday on Daphne's dandelions