Some of my carrots were also starting to look like they were ready to pick. Carrots will basically tell you when they're ready to be harvested. They will start to rise up out of the ground and you can clearly see their orange carrotness. They are practically shouting PICK ME PICK ME! So I did.
Last winter I'd cooked Stephanie Alexander's "simple beef stew" and I knew that my carrots and peas would be perfect for this dish. The recipe calls for carrots but I'm sure there'd be no harm in chucking in the six peas that I'd harvested...
This is the PERFECT recipe for me. When Stephanie Alexander called this recipe "easy" she meant "easy"! Chuck everything into one pot, pop into the oven and pull out in a few hours.
And there you have it - the perfect "still winter" casserole. I wish every dinner was as easy to cook as this. If only, hey?
You can view more Harvest Monday posts on Daphne's Dandelions blog.