Monday, August 6, 2012

Harvest Monday - August 6, 2012

It's Monday! Time to share my harvest from last week with Daphne for Harvest Monday.

Last week, I was able to harvest a little bit of various things: longhorn pepper, pablano peppers, roma tomatoes and ichiban eggplant. The meat of the pablano peppers are really thin. I have yet to try them...I'm thinking they may be good for stuffed peppers - or maybe a salad.
I also tried something new. I've been wanting to try making my own sprouts. Bean sprouts is one of those vegetables that if you buy and leave it in the fridge, it quickly goes bad. I usually don't want to use a whole package, so like the cilantro, it always rots in my fridge. I've been reading that it is really easy to sprout mung beans so I thought I'd give it try. After an overnight soak, the mung beans were already beginning to sprout.
After overnight soak
By day 4, they were already ready to eat. I let it go for couple more days and had it with a salad. It was really delicious! I think I will continue to make small portions of bean sprouts.
Day 4


  1. Have you tried stuffing the poblanoes with picadillo (contains minced beef, onions, lime juice, seasonings of your choice) I try to keep it simple, smother them in walnut based sauce
    and garnish with parsley/cilantro, and pomegranate

    - Andres

  2. I keep cilantro fresh longer by putting the stems into a cup of water as soon as I buy it, then into the fridge. They seem to last much longer that way than in the plastic bags from the grocery store.

    1. That makes sense. I guess stuffing them in plastic bags can't be good

  3. I love roasting my poblanos, and mixing them with other roasted peppers and sweet corn.