Thursday, December 29, 2011

bountiful end of 2011 harvest

Dill, arugula, mustard greens, baby beets, turnips, cauliflower and carrots all harvested on 12/29/2011. I am sad to see the season come to and end but am giving thanks for all of the beautiful nutritious food grown in this little garden this year, reflecting on how enjoyable vegetable gardening is and contemplating the 2012 season. Here is a fantastic recipe for turnips with apples.

what's left in the garden end of 2011

Broccoli

Kale

Mustard greens

Arugula

Mache

Brussels sprouts

and swiss chard, sorrel, red cabbage and herbs

Friday, December 9, 2011

mustard greens

This is a delicious and very nutritious green called tendergreen mustard that can be used raw, steamed or sauteed. It grew quickly from an early fall sowing. My favorite preparation is as follows. Saute in garlic and olive oil for a few minutes then add a little vegetable broth and cover and steam for a few more minutes.
Here is more information on the health benefits of including mustard greens in your diet.