Harvest Monday, October 3, 2011

The vegetables for this Harvest Monday came from the Edible Landscape garden at Dutchess County Farm & Home Center, Rt. 44, Millbrook, NY.

The Edible Landscape is a project of the Dutchess County Master Gardeners where I am a volunteer. To learn more about the Edible Landscape, please visit: http://www.ccedutchess.org/aghort/community-horticulture/190-edible-landscape

The leeks are long and white, about 18″, just gorgeous.
Cut white section into about 3″ lengths. Brown lightly in a butter and olive oil combination, add broth or white wine, cover simmer until tender, enjoy. Cut the green parts into about 4″ lengths, place in freezer bag, date, label and freeze. Add to pot when making broth.

 Celeriac also known as celery root. One of my favorite root vegetables. Will write more in a future post.
The delicious French salad Celeriac Remoulade, is shredded celeriac dressed with a mustard mayonnaise. I like to use it in stews and soups or mash with potatoes. Add the leaves and stems to the pot when making broth.

Butternut and Delicata squash.

Eggplants, ping tung on left, lavendor touch on right.

Malabar spinach. I lightly brown chopped onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil, add salt and the malabar spinach  leaves, saute until wilted.

Yellow Peppers, Mohawk

Japanese cucumbers, Summer Dance


These are just some of the vegetables grown in the Edible Landscape. There are also herbs, edible flowers and fruits. To learn more, visit the web site above or if you are in the area, visit at different seson so see the changes.

Visit Daphne’s Dandelions http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/ for more Harvest Mondays.

About Norma Chang

I am the author/publisher of 2 user-friendly Chinese cookbooks: "My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes (updated edition)" and "Wokking Your Way to Low Fat Cooking" A gardener who enjoys cooking and eating and loves to think outside the box A garden volunteer at Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden Conduct hands-on cooking workshops for teenagers Conduct cultural programs for children and family Conduct healthy cooking classes for adults
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15 Responses to Harvest Monday, October 3, 2011

  1. Betty Roy says:

    The vegetables look delicious. Great job!

  2. Diana says:

    So many interesting variety growing there which the first time I heard. For example like the mohawk capsicum or delicata squash. Nice harvest.

  3. Wilderness says:

    What a great harvest. What a difference a couple of hundred miles makes in the zone for growing things. I think I am less that 200 miles north of you and it is amazing that I still have anything growing.

  4. Kim says:

    everything look delicious Norma.

  5. kitsapfg says:

    The garden is producing a nice abundance of edible treasures. The butternuts are particularly good looking to me, as my plants were too set back by our colder than normal summer and set fruit too late for us to get any to maturity.

  6. Lovely veggies but most of all lovely pictures taken:)

    Have a lovely week,
    Cesar’s Garden

  7. Barbie says:

    What a variable harvest! I love the peanut post. I’ll have one soon, too. I’m in need of thinning the older plants and giving roomt o spread for the younger ones. 🙂 It gives me the excuse to eat some peanuts!

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