Did you miss it? You must have blinked. Yes, well. What can I say? This it IT. My total harvest of squash for 2012 - one solitary tiny Patty Pan.
It's not even a good specimen of the type.
It's a good job I have had lots of Runner Beans. This lot may well be the final batch for the year. With one or two exceptions they are all fairly small, because I picked them early to avoid losing them to the weather, which has turned a lot colder now. We had snow for the first time on Saturday, and severe frosts are to be expected...
I also picked the last one or two pods from the "Cobra" climbing French Beans. They are not only very small but also curled up as if trying to keep warm!
We have been eating a fair bit of Endive recently, since all the ones I started blanching are maturing now.
Of course we only eat the really nice bit in the centre and discard the tough old green bits from the outside!
Some people think that Endive is bitter, but believe you me, the blanched centre is not. If you are at all unsure, why not just try some with a sweet (maybe honey-based) salad dressing? We like ours with creamy blue cheese dressing, made up quite runny so that it coats all the finely dissected Endive leaves. The perfect accompaniment to some nice Lamb cutlets!
I did also pick some more Cavolo Nero this week, or to be exact, Emma did - as part of her "wages" for helping me build the new raised bed. I have no evidence of this, so here's a generic photo of Cavolo Nero instead!
I'm entering this for Harvest Monday on Daphne's Dandelions, so why not join me in looking at what everyone else harvested this week...