UPDATE: 27 January 2009: I’m entering this picture into the contest with the lovely people at I heart Faces. This weeks theme is Joy and this is the picture on my blog that best shows a joyous moment. Our first harvest from the minature potager.
Looking at the fabulous pictures people post on this site I know that this probably won’t make the cut but I’ve had some wonderful visitors to my blog and seen some truly wonderful photography on other people’s entries that I think it’s worth linking up just to share photos and blogs. I think I may be slightly missing the point since this site is all about top notch photography but until I’m mastered my camera I’ll happy to lurk!
It was a momentus occasion this evening. The first harvest from the mini potager. It’s a shame I didn’t think to dress up for the occasion or at least brush my hair for the photographic record.
What the heck, I’m all for keeping things real here at Domestic Executive HQ.
Yes, the first broccoli was ready for eating. I swear it multiplied in size in only a day. One moment it was a small plant and next it was a fully fledged vegetable ready to eat.
Although we’ve been eating herbs from the garden for weeks now this was the first vegetable. In fact, with the exception of some tomatoes, this was the first vegetable that I’ve actually grown successfully enough to harvest.
Here’s the record of how the broccoli have been growing since they were planted a couple of months ago. My how that double digging has been worth all the effort.
After the ceremonial broccoli harvest it was straight into the kitchen to cook up the broccoli to accompany our New Year’s Eve fish dish – braised fish and mussels in tomatoes. Yum!
It’s fair to say that it was the most delicious broccoli I’ve ever tasted. Firm, juicy and full of flavour. Quite a change from the broccoli that’s been sitting in the fridge drawer for so long it starts to go rubbery!
I wonder whether the sense of fun and excitement will accompany every trip to harvest something from the garden? Hope so, it was a good feeling all round. So hang the mad hair, here’s me enjoying this special occasion.