It feels like everything in the garden is bolting at once. First the parsley, then the chervil, the mizuna’s flowering, the lettuce’s headed skyward, the beetroot looked like it wanted to so I ate it, the celery’s started and so on.
Its making it hard to find anything to eat, but I did come up with a few things. Mostly they were aromatics:
Kaffir Lime leaves and Lemongrass for a noodle soup. My first chilli of the season which was both tiny and ever so mild (I photographed it on this chopstick holder to try to make it look bigger – I failed dismally….). Curry leaves for lemon rice. Mint, Coriander and Spring Onions for fresh mint & coriander dip for Chicken Kebabs. And turmeric for a curry – I had intended leaving this piece in the ground to grow on this year but I had people coming, I want to make a spicy sesame sauce for the fish, I’d run out of ground turmeric and, well, this is the result:
I did harvest some actual vegetables as well. Salad ingredients like mint (it gets in everywhere), spring onions, radishes and lettuce.
And finally some leeks and celery for risotto (it wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t post at least one photo with a vegetable in an unusual place, I bought that wind chime for my mother about 15 years ago but somehow never actually managed to give it to her….).
Oh and just for the record (he he he he) last weeks album covers were: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Flaming Lips), Bring it On (Gomez), OK Computer (Radiohead), Wrecking Ball (Emmylou Harris). Musically my personal favourite is Emmylou Harris but for album art I’d have to give it to the Flaming Lips.
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