Purple cauliflower, thyme, parsley and broccoli, steadily coming into the kitchen these days. And, the first harvest of our Chinotto Oranges. Many folks make marmalade from these bitter little orbs, and they are used in several Italian liqueurs & apertifs, such as the very popular Campari, but I think we are going to try our luck with candied Chinottos and see where we end up. A fruit cake, perhaps? Or, lightly dusted with sugar, resting on the rim of a cocktail. That sounds like a fine way to fancy up a party. Perhaps, we'll do both.
We also pulled our first head of Romanesco. A cousin of both broccoli and cauliflower, we first eyed this particular variety during the year we spent traveling about Europe. The symmetry of this edible flower is simply amazing. If you've never seen one in person definitely keep your eyes open for it at your local markets - it is beautiful.
Rio Red & Oro Blanco grapefruits, Lisbon Lemon and a couple of gifts from the hens tucked in there (and a bit of our little man's art project, too).
We hope your week is off to a great beginning, and have a look here for what is happening in gardens near and far.