Monday, 18 February 2013

Harvest Monday

Harvest Monday..... A great Blog Hop Hosted by Daphnes Dandelions a day where you are welcome to show off your Harvest , how you are saving or using your Harvest.

Last Friday the dark clouds finally rolled in and in true form there was lots of thunder and lightning which sounded fantastic but was a little scary as it started off a couple of grass fires. Our local fire crews were prepared and soon had everything under control, at the end of the day we had received a much welcome 15mls some areas were lucky to get up to 80mls............................

So enjoyable to head out to the plot the next morning, smell the fresh air and pick the days harvest in the cool ...................

  Basil which I promptly made into pesto, I put a little aside for one meal and then froze the rest in small portions to last through out the year.
 Last year I made the mistake of putting all the pesto into a couple of jars and was disappointed when once opened it went off to quickly and I had to throw it away. 
       Thin Chicken fillet , spread one half with pesto and then fold over , grill on bbq until cooked or dust with bread crumbs and bake in the oven.                                                                      

                             Yellow and green peppers which were sliced and then pickled.                 

                                                    Cucumbers which were also pickled.
And last weeks box of tomatoes from the market turned into sweet spicy tomato sauce and also slow roasted tomato sauce.

Lettuce       400g
Basil           110g
Kale            200g
Zucchini     500g
Mulberries  250g
Peppers      300g
Potatoes     3 kilos


  1. Ah, that answers a question I was pondering: Can you freeze pesto? I find that it lasts for a couple of weeks in the fridge as long as there's a full coating of olive oil on the top, but it would be great to have some later in the year. I've only just found your blog, and look forward to checking it out!

    1. Welcome to my blog! I got the recipe from Annie Smithers cook book and have frozen the pesto in a large ice cube tray and this morning transfered over into a freeza container. In the next couple of weeks i will try it and see how it tastes.

  2. We got absolutely no rain at all in Coburg. Mum and dad got an inch all of which fell as I tried to drive from their place to Gisborne. Very heavy, no fun at all and at least one tree across the road. I much prefer to watch thunderstorms from the window of the house than the car....

  3. What an amazing storm it was, we got 20ml. A lovely cool misty day today, this summer can't be over soon enough, lets cross our fingers for more rain without lightning this week.

    1. Oh 20mls...lovely!! Even people who say they "Just love the Heat" are looking a little tired... Roll on Autumn !!

  4. I never thought about freezing Pesto before. What a good idea!

  5. I hope that some needed rain has come your way Andrea. I love the sound of your chicken with homemade pesto. Our basil plant has gone crazy here so there has been lots of pesto making too. Enjoy the last weekend of Summer and that a cooler change comes your way with Autumn. x


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