09 December 2013

December glut

Two words that don't often come together in these northerly latitudes of Planet Earth, I know. But that's what I'm facing in the swede/rutabaga and leek department today.

The temperatures aren't going to get above freezing for the next two week, so I really needed to get outside and bring in the remaining leeks and root crops and dig up a few more sunchokes. I can't say it was exactly warm out there today, but it was (just) above freezing, so it was possible to get a fork in the ground. I was certainly quite warm by the time I'd finished digging this lot up and shovelling the slushy snow off the driveway!

The leeks vary from 'respectable' to 'micro' in size, but I haven't managed to grow any at all for the last year or two, so I'm pleased with this crop. Now I just need to work out what to do with them all...


Lisa from Iroquois said...

I highly recommend roasting the rhutabags along with big chunks of onion, potato, sweet potato and carrot all tossed in some seasoned olive oil. High enough heat to make you nervous but oh my .. yum yum.

Amanda said...

Mm, that does sound delicious, Lisa!