First home grown lunch of the year

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First home grown lunch of the year

Post: #289565 Green Aura
Thu May 18, 2017 12:31 pm

It doesn't bode well when the first lunch I've managed to produce from home grown veg is nettle, ground elder and wild garlic soup. :roll:

Bloomin' gorgeous though.
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Re: First home grown lunch of the year

Post: #289566 Green Aura
Thu May 18, 2017 12:52 pm

However, we did have homemade Crowdie with it so I'm not failing on all fronts.:lol:
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Re: First home grown lunch of the year

Post: #289570 Odsox
Fri May 19, 2017 7:54 am

It does give you a nice warm smug feeling though, doesn't it? :cheers:
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Re: First home grown lunch of the year

Post: #289571 diggernotdreamer
Fri May 19, 2017 12:49 pm

it's wall to wall smug round here

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Re: First home grown lunch of the year

Post: #289572 Odsox
Sat May 20, 2017 9:12 am

Today is one of those awkward situations that only we who grow our own veggies experience. My French beans have started producing and I have the grand total of THREE beans ready to pick.
If I leave them they will be old and tough before there's any more, so tonight's dinner will be stir fried veg consisting of 3 French beans, spring onions, courgettes, broad bean tops, tenderstem broccoli, new season carrots and Swiss chard (stems and tops) plus some frozen peppers from last year.
Smuggily smug. :lol:
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Re: First home grown lunch of the year

Post: #289573 ina
Sat May 20, 2017 10:13 am

Sounds lovely... :)

I've been having purple sprouting broccoli for longer than I enjoy now, and that's what I'll have today, again. Must be coming to an end soon! And I still have beetroot leaf, in my salads as well as cooked, from last year's beetroot. And my now three year old rocket, chives and young lovage, also in salads (as well as the not-so-young leaves in soup). Lovage is a great herb - needs no input, produces far more than I can ever use, and can be used raw as well as cooked. (Fortunately a friend of mine has discovered that she really likes it, too - so now I can get rid of some of my surplus! Great in curries, and she uses it for a variety of pesto, too. Haven't tried that one yet.)

So, unless I make lovage soup, I won't have a 100% home grown soup for a long time.
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