Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Carrots, radish, broccoli...

Today is vernal or spring equinox and Japan celebrates it as a national holiday... 
Which means I get to dirty my hands in the potager... 
and also that the weather is warming up for good.... yahoooo....
But hmmm, my carrots this season... rather pathetic...
They are smallish, under-nourished, and somewhat 'un-luscious' looking...no?
Anyway, harvested a bunch of them today...
And into the pot of beef curry for dinner this evening...
Luckily, the taste was quite good...
The other harvest is the radish or daikon as the Japanese folks call it...
Had it with miso soup before the beef curry main course... nice...
I always grow my broccolli and cauliflower in the autumn for harvesting the following spring...
Almost always, the broccoli wins hands down...
The cauliflower is normally measly and ooh... I should be putting in fertilizer for the poor plant....
Anyway, my suweeto haato just boiled the broccoli lightly... tasted extremely fresh and crunchy...