Monday, November 11, 2013

Balcony Garden: Harvest Monday #45

Oh look! More carrots. Oh dear, will the glut ever end? It's not a bad problem to have really as homegrown carrots are wonderful - so sweet and crunchy - but when you're not a very inventive or imaginative cook have millions of one ingredient can send one into a...panic.

Whilst we were away in Europe my beans - that I'd stupidly planted just before we flew out to Europe - produced a small handful of beans. It was a pretty good effort for them considering they'd not had any water for quite a while. Beans are troopers.

I normally eat my beans raw, but for some reason I decided to cook them quickly in some rapidly boiling water and then blanch in ice-cold water. I think this just added more to the washing up -- I'll leave them raw next time. I then roasted the carrots in some caramelized balsamic + oil, added some Spanish onion and feta and VIOLA - another carrot salad, perfect for #meatlessMonday.

Happy gardening, Miss Piggy xoxo


  1. simple and delicious. im not too into raw beans but washing up is another pain in the butt!

  2. I love blanched beans - I've recently taken to microwaving them with only a teeny splash of water for about a minute. Much less washing up!

  3. Simple and delicious, just as Amy said. Your balcony is incredibly productive!

  4. Johanna@Green Gourmet GiraffeNovember 15, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    I use carrots all the time and always have them in the fridge but struggle to feature them - so it was a success to roast them with a little maple syrup tonight - am amazed at all your carrot from the balcony - you could go into business with a fruit and veg barrow at the markets :-)
    Johanna @

  5. Your balcony garden is really producing some excellent things! I'm so impressed.


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