Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Remnents of the Fall Garden

Well, I have to say that the Boc Choy remnant's are quite pitiful! BUT,adding it to a plate of mashed potatoes and a side dish of meat and maybe a gravy..ought to satisfy any poor soul. I will clean it up and make it into a meal and be thankful one day when I want a taste of Boc choy that I have it..At least I don't have to wash jars today :o) it's about enough for one of my food saver bags :o)

These Red Cabbages should have been taken up a couple of weeks ago..but with the Holidays and so many other matters I didn't get to them , but the slugs did and had a field day with them :o( No matter, I cut those little frozen heads up  and put the leaves into some cold water with salt and then I'll treat them like they were fresh green leaves, they should thaw out by then a little anyway.....I'll shrink them, bag them up and wait until I'm in the cabbage mood and cook them up. Not much of a harvest, but a Harvest! and I'm grateful (didn't feel like working with them anyway, I want to weave :o) does that sound like the fox and sour grapes :o) I still have some Rutabaga's that need to be Harvested...Later!

12 comments:

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a nice little harvest. I am sure it will come in handy when you are feeling green or like some green

Daisy said...

I'd say you're still doing quite well for a harvest in January, Ginny! There hasn't been anything to harvest here for two or three months now. I hope you got a chance to do some weaving. :-)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mrs. Pickles,
it was more than I thought once I got to cleaning and washing them up :o)

Daisy,
I'm still not finished, I have the Collards that are calling me and also the Rutabaga's...Seems I can't get to that weaving yet, something keeps stopping me :o(

Jody said...

You're very resourceful Ginny. I think I let to many good cabbage leaves go into the compost last week.

Robin said...

These cold weather harvests are always appreciated, even when they are small.

It looks and sounds like the garden is still blessing you with some nice food to fill your bellies!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Jody,
the guilt I would have felt wouldn't have been worth it, it was a lot of bending and stretching to get them into the ground, and to leave them there when I could have saved them would have made me feel bad..but in the compost you will be seeing them again..I guess sometimes it's priority.

Robin,
I can't complain about the harvest :o) I even got up the last of the boc choy ( a full pound when shrunk) I always think of you when I pick boc choy..it was you that taught me it was a fall crop :o) I've been enjoying them every since :o)

Leigh said...

Gosh Ginny, you're getting wonderful goodies from your garden. Never thought about a salt water soak for frozen cabbage leaves. I should give that a try.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Leigh,
that's one of the old tricks we do, especially when you buy collards in the summer (when you don't have a fall garden) put them in salted water with ice cubes and it seems to perk them up quite a bit like the frost has hit them and that's when they are delicious ;o)

Mr. H. said...

Like Leigh, I found what you said about using cold salted water interesting and will have to try that. Enjoy those hard earned greens.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mr H.
i'm glad you got something out of my blog since your such an expert :o) I made the mistake of picking that kale you sent me in front of neighbor and had to share them since they were drooling over them :o) They were delicious. I didn't let the dk green ones get too big, I could have (or should have) waited a little longer.

ladydi said...

Nice January harvest, unheard of around here! We were just reading that large servings of a variety of greens is the very best thing you can eat. You go, Miss Ginny!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Ladydi,
that going is tough sometimes :o) the bending over gets me in my back, but the taste of the greens makes it all better...:o)