Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

      Merry Christmas morning!  And Happy Holidays too!  The little snow event last night was certainly a bonus to ushering in the holiday cheer.
      Pop Pop's job for the Christmas eats was to provide the greens for not only one salad, but two.  A salad at lunch to tide us over, then one for the bigger feast at Christmas dinner.  I went to the park yesterday for the harvest, hoping that the voles had not decided to have their Christmas dinner before I had mine.  Luckily for me, all was fine.  Nothing was stirring, not even a mouse.  Well certainly not the four mice and one vole that I got in my five traps.  Five for five!  An early Christmas present.  A bad hair day for the rodents.

Cold frames to harvest,  Christmas Eve day,  2012
Nice oak leaf lettuce and some Tango lettuce
Red lettuce from recent transplant, just now ready

      Ah, arugula.  What better way to fire up the taste for a Christmas salad.  And the beautiful Four Seasons cos lettuce over on the left.  The upside down flower pots in several of the pictures cover mouse/vole traps.  I read that the voles want some protection before they will stop to eat.  With the five for five record this morning, I would say the method works.

      This thick stemmed Chinese mustard popped up as a volunteer in one of the garden beds.  It has a nice zingy flavor without being really hot.  Again, another way to liven up a salad.

Tatsoi and thick stemmed mustard in a cold frame
Two beautiful tatsoi heads
      Hope everyone has a great holiday season!  And remember to eat yours greens along with the turkey, ham, smoked salmon, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie, and cheesecake and ........

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas to you too! We might have some salad, but it certainly won't be as fresh as yours! :)