I didn't think I'd have much to report on this week, as I'd been feeling under the weather for a few days with hayfever and whatnot. But! Turns out a few things have come along after all....
I've harvested more potatoes, by lifting off the grass-clipping mulch and rootling around in the soil a bit. The plant can then carry on growing more potatoes as it hasn't been too disturbed. There have been slugs hiding under the grass too, but I've dealt with them as I find them
I've picked more of the autumn sown broad beans. There was about double this amount, I podded them in two sessions...
And have made the delicious broad bean and egg turmeric stew THREE times this week, it's so quick. It's nice with cooked potatoes added too. I kept forgetting to bring back marjoram ( as I don't have dill yet) so used mint, added just at the end of cooking.
The eggs are really good, sort of a cross between fried and poached
The over- wintered rocket is going a bit crazy so I picked a bunch, snipping off just above the lowest leaf point so it re grows again
Some went with squashage roll ( a delicious pastry with squash and sweet potato sold at the Norwich Providore stall I get our bread from. One day I will try making these myself!)
And I picked a bit of basil to go with the rest of the rocket to make a walnut pesto
Using my own garlic too.
And a first for the year....redcurrants, yum. I think I might actually prefer these to strawberries
...of which there are still plenty coming. Over 11kg so far. I heated some through to then freeze.
And we decided to do something a bit different on Sunday and made warm strawberry with goats cheese on toast. The recipe used ricotta but it's easier to get organic goats cheese here. Also I forgot to pick up flaked almonds so we used ground almonds plus some toasted walnuts, with Norfolk honey too.
Cooking in goats butter, very extravagant!
Yummy yummy yummy.
It was meant to be a brunch recipe but we had it for tea....no need for pudding!