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Harvest San Diego: Root Crops and Cauliflower

February 18, 2013

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My negligence yielded a bevy of baby carrots this weekend. I hadn’t done a final thinning of two rows but I did this on Saturday.

About ten days ago I was “benched” when I broke a long bone on the side of my foot. On a positive note, I can weed, thin and inspect the crops seated, albeit awkwardly, in the gravel path with my ‘air boot.’

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I avoid the mental rehearsal of my project list and focus on what can be done from my new perch on the sofa with my foot up.

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These little cuties measured only two to four inches. I might plan this next year.

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More 'Easter Egg’ radishes. A few large ones “se me escapo.” (Am I remembering my Spanish?) I plan to roast the escapees with other vegetables.

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After a few bites of salad at lunch I paused to capture the moment of pleasure. 

 And finally, Saturday night’s dinner from the garden:

                               Cauliflower and White Bean Gratin
                            Stir-fried Snow Peas and Baby Carrots
                                  Rhubarb and Apple Compote 

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Fresh from the garden and ready for the gratin.

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Vegetables in waiting.

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Cauliflower and White Bean Gratin, a rif on a recipe from Real Simple(Equal amounts of half-and-half and 1% milk worked fine).

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A February bouquet of Iceland poppy, euphorbia and 'February Gold’ daffodil.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne’s Dandelions. It’s a time to share what you’re harvesting in your garden or how you’re storing or using it.

Michael Pollan's Food Rule #3

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