Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Monday, May 23, 2011

Harvest Monday ... and Warm Quinoa Salad

I'm joining other bloggers over at Daphne's Dandelions as we share our weekly's fun to see what others are harvesting and what they are cooking up with it...check it out!

I'm going to have to ask for a ruling from Daphne to see whether this constitutes a valid "harvest"  ...

I did use my garden trowel to dig up the worms I used for bait  ... and then dragged the worms behind my paddle boat on the lake right in front of my house (how's that for "local" ? : )

The rest of the menu did include some spinach ...

...that I used in the "Warm Curried Quinoa Salad" ...


2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
2 cups cooked red quinoa
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cashews
1 tsp curry powder
2 cups fresh spinach

Place the oil in a pan over medium-high heat; add the onion and cook briefly.  Add the next 5 ingredients and stir to combine the ingredients.  Cover the pan, turn the heat down to low and cook for about 10 minutes.  Place 1 cup of spinach on each plate and put the warm quinoa mixture on top.



  1. Definately a harvest! And it's making me hungry at that! :-D

  2. Yes! Yes! Yes! Your fish counts as a *harvest*! Your posts always make my mouth water!

  3. You cook such exotic foods. I'm the "slap the burger on the grill and put some mayo on the salad" type of cook. Will you adopt me? Please?

  4. What a beautiful dinner. Now if I could only catch a fish or three. Awesome that it was from your own lake. I'm way jealous.

  5. That looks so delicious. And sure why couldn't it be a harvest. lol It is food.

  6. Barbie, Allison and Lynda ...Thanks!

    Granny : Consider yourself adopted ... I ring the dinner bell at 6:00 : )

    Penny : And I'm way jealous of your freezer full of razor clams! You can come fish off my dock anytime ...

    Thanks, Daphne!

  7. Oh, that's definitely a tasty harvest!!