Monday, 29 February 2016

Harvest Monday - 29th February 2016

I have somehow managed to scrape together another small harvest! And when I say "small", I mean "small"...

That is the last of my Celeriac. Unfortunately, it is only approximately the size of a tennis ball.

This past year I grew 4 Celeriac plants. One rotted before reaching a useable size, and the other three were disappointingly small. The one seen above was the smallest. I think I'll give Celeriac a rest for a while, and try something else!
During the week I also picked the very last of the Brussels Sprouts, which I have already written about:

Even after preparation for cooking, there was still a decent amount of useable material.

Meanwhile, we are still using chillis from the freezer, because we are going through a phase of being keen on oriental food. I made this soup on Friday:

The basis of the soup was stock made with the carcass of a roast chicken (gravy and all, hence the dark colour...), but it also included buckwheat noodles, Chinese Leaves (aka Napa Cabbage), and wafer-thin sliced pork. Additional flavourings were onion, garlic, galangal, Spring Onion and chilli. Let me assure you, this soup was wonderful!

This is my entry for Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.


  1. That soup looks delicious! That's disappointing about the celeriac - at least it's not too small to eat & you should be able to get a few bites from your effort.

  2. Your celeriac shines in comparison to the tiny specimens in my garden. If I harvest all 6 them all at once I might get enough for a couple of modest servings. The soup looks delicious, I love the flavor of galangal.

  3. Mmmm, I'm really into oriental soups at the moment having had the most delicious meal at a friend's Japanese restaurant. I usually use miso as a base and add whatever veg I've got and then feel like I'm eating really healthy food. Your soup looks delish - loving the idea of adding pork slices, yum!

  4. The soup sounds wonderful, and as I like to say there's nothing in there not to like! Most of my best soups start with a homemade stock, and I always use the bones from a roast chicken for that purpose. I've not had much luck growing celeriac or celery either, for that matter. If you are like me there's always something else to take the place of something that doesn't perform well.

  5. We need a harvest visit tomorrow

  6. I've never seen, much less grown celeriac.. it looks very interesting even if it isn't very productive. Your soup looks delicious!

  7. Mark, I admire your dedication to vegetable growing and blogging! I gave up both ages ago...for a variety of reasons. I was Hazel Dene and life has undergone a massive turnaround. Now I am Jules Road with a blog called, Jules of the Road and a Facebook page as Jules Road. I hope you will find time to check them out and follow my adventures traveling around Australia in my teardrop camper. Julie.


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