Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Living off the fat

First pickings this week
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I have not grown land cress before and discovered a mountain of it. I read that it is very like water cress so I made soup.
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Or is that  “purest green” that I have made?
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Feta on top. I only had a few peas that day but I could tell that I will be inundated in a few days time. Now, I can happily make myself ill just eating the little beggars off the plants but some say I should share. So! what are your fave pea recipes.
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I have been picking strawberries in the rain this morning and as I type I am listening to the sound of lids pinging as the jam I made cools. Its impossibly easy to make, I cant think why I’ve not done it before. I am not a huge fan of jam but I have just forced some down on a fruit scone. No, I make the jam for my lad who still, (he’s13) likes jam and cheese sandwiches. I only allow them on a Friday (for Gods sake woman) Yes Friday is a jam day so we don't use much and now (sorry Tiptree) we buy none but thanks for the free jars.
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5 comments:

  1. I love homemade jam and yours looks delicious.

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  2. You are doing great, lovely spuds, peas, strawbs and I love American land cress. I just had a few homegrown peas tonight with pasta, left over Gammon (finely diced) and mayo stirred in, sounds weird but it was lovely cold with pizza. I also love pea and ham pasties. Just seasoned cubed ham with lovely peas in a pasty, sounds simple but tastes so good. I don't like sharing peas either! :)

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  3. My poor peas aren't making it to the dinner table either! Big J's been gobbling them down before they even leave the garden. But I can't blame him, they're delicious! Well done on your crop, looks fabulous.

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  4. Louise clever you! Those strawberries look delicious!
    OOh some jam and crusty bread. Shame I'm on my food plan.
    Hugs Suex

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  5. Your jam looks delicious! We don't have enough Strawberries to make jam.. and I eat them straight away anyway! My Chilli plants are beginning to pick up a bit. We just need a little more sun!
    Lucy xx

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