Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Harvesting??

I went out to my garden this morning to re-plant some garlic bulbs (...I know, I am about 6 weeks behind the times--thank goodness for great weather!). You may remember from a previous post that I found wild garlic growing in a corner of our yard, harvested it and moved it last year.  We don't grow alot of our own food (..yet), but I find even a little makes a big difference, and is so satisfying!!

I harvested the garlic in September, hanging it in the pantry to dry.  We have eaten some already--delicious!  Today, I broke apart some of the bulbs and planted them for harvest next year...I can already taste the spring garlic scape pesto..yum!

A little bit of work now (seriously, less than 10 minutes!), will give me a big payoff by the end of the summer next year--so worth the effort--if you can even call it effort!

Now, as the title of today's blog implies I had a Happy Harvest today--very unexpectedly!!  It has been awhile since I have been out in the garden-since my tomatoes perished on the vine from blight, and my tomatillos finished growing, and withered from the frost--I was very surprised to see Green Onions growing today!
I don't even remember planting any this year--Bil informs me that I did plant some the year before??  In any case, an unexpected harvest at the end of November in Ontario is a reason to celebrate and be grateful for what the universe has to offer each day.

So to my South of the Border readers--Happy Thanksgiving--may today have been a Happy Harvest Celebration for you too!

Roasted Green Onions

10-15 of the biggest green onions you can find, trimmed 
1-2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Lay the green onions on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.  Roast at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes--watch carefully, depending on how big they are they may cook faster or slower...bake until they are golden brown.

These are great served on the side of any grilled meat (steak, chicken, pork tenderloin), on  a sandwich or chopped up on pasta.

No comments:

Post a Comment