This week I am documenting a forgotten part of most of my harvests: eureka lemons. The lemon tree has become such a reliable producer that it just fades in the background for me. Week after week I am harvesting without a mention large and juicy lemons to use for cooking and cleaning, it is not hot enough for lemonade yet. Well, today’s post puts an end to this neglect, here they are, documented, a plate full of lemons.
Behind the lemons stand the last harvest of Seville oranges. They look bumpier and wartier than most sweet orange varieties. Their pulp tastes close to a grapefruit, but without any sweetness, and their skin is bitter. They are very seedy. This is the first year that the Seville orange tree has produced fruit. It started back in February, and I’ve been making marmalade since. I love marmalade. I am also juicing them and freezing the juice in little cubes, mostly to add to savory dishes.
The dinner harvest continues like the previous weeks: greens–chard, kale and bock-choy, lettuce, spring onions, fava beans. Not much to add to what has been reported every Monday for a while now. For instance, this was my harvest basket for Friday’s dinner: a few leeks and sugar snap peas for a quick pasta sauce, and carrots for a grated carrot salad with a lemon vinaigrette.
For more delicious pictures and stories of harvests and to add your own, head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday, and take a look at what other gardeners have been up to this week.