Saturday, October 16, 2010

And the winners are....

The all time over producers of this past winter are...

1st Prize - Broad Beans

We have picked, cooked and eaten broad beans from June through until now. I never weighed them, but in the height of their production we could serve them twice a week.
We ate the last tonight. Tomorrow the stalks will be pulled up and shredded for the compost. I will dig in compost and plant tomatoes here. Definately 1st prize to the broad beans.

2nd Prize - Swiss Chard

Our chard has been fabulous this year. I planted normal chard and bright lights. The lovely red and yellow stalks have brigthened my veggie patch. There is still so much growing, but as it is a "normal" vegetable it gets second prize.

We cut from it daily. We have used it in omlettes, quiche, salads, creamed as a side dish, under poached eggs and even for our dog food once a week. Our chard will continue to provide leaves at least until February when the heat will be too much for it.

So well done to the winners, they may take a bow.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

Those beans look wonderful. We love beans and find many ways to prepare them, too.