I love salads, especially this one, that my friend made for us at my place. It has loads of goodies in it, feta, dried tomatoes, hard cheese (no clue which one - with is kind of silly for a Dutch cheesehead like I am), bacon, salad leaves, nuts, pumpkin seeds, balsamic vinigar, olive oil and some peper. Really delicious!
I made a simple banana muffin annex pie (for I've got no muffin holders, but this works just as well).
I harvested my carrots today. Some were surprisingly big and beautiful in shape and form like this one.
Others were, well...how shall I put it...not mothers' finest specimens :-). With a big smile on my face I pulled up these ridiculously shaped carrots, but the smile disappeared as soon as I thought about how much more work it takes to clean these oddly shaped versions. O well, they still taste great.
It turned out that there were more left in the ground then I had expected. So I shall save some in a basket between layers of sand.
The beets that I sowed last year remained very tiny. I don't know why they remained so small. Perhaps there were not enough nutrients in the ground or it rained to much. I left them in the ground hoping that they would grow a little more. But today I couldn't wait any longer, so I made a lovely beetroot and carrot salad, both harvested out of my own garden. What a rich feeling it is to still eat from the garden in February!
I made a really tasty apple salad with sweet apples, raisins, nuts, curry powder and yoghurt dressing. Super tasty for in the wither sun.
I always find it great to harvest, here is my harvest of the day, I got all (4) of my pumpkins out of the garden. And I discovered a hidden treasure: a zucchini!
One takes his own home made bread, some real Dutch cheese and tomatoes from his own garden, en voilà you have yourself the best and healthiest version of food you can think of.
I love those yearly rituals, like making jam from my aunts grapes, lovely!
Oh, what a blessing it is to have the first salad leaves on your plate. Especially those young leaves which are tender and tasty. As a beginner vegetable gardener last year, I found it a pity to take leaves of of these tiny plants, but now I now better. They shall grow on and deliver an abundance no matter what. So a few leaves in early spring won't harm them.
And I do have got loads...
Hi, I'm Bregtje. Here you can find me with my head above the kitchen stove. But I also can be found with my head up side down in the garden or my head in a newly home made cupboard or even between piles of paper, sticking stuff in arty albums and brushing away with paint! And now I'm developing a new hobby to add to my ever growing project list: blogging about it all! Please find my Garden blog, Kitchen blog, Homemaking blog and Arts blog here!