Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vegie Patch

I love this time of year in the garden (except for the snakes, we had our second one for the year in the garden on the weekend). The garlic is nearly ready to pull up, my mouth is watering at the thought of fresh tomatoes, lots of herbs are growing and there are potatoes to eat. The silver beet is nearly at the end. We have been making the yummy silverbeet crustless pie out of Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion to finish it off.
We made the decision to not plant zucchinis this year. Pretty soon there will be people begging us to take some of theirs. There are a bit like broad beans - everyone grows them as they are so easy, but you always seem to have more than you can eat.
 The girls and Chris dug up some huge potatoes. I think this will feed all of us all one night.
I prefer the tiny little ones and I have been making them into a nice salad by boiling them and then adding chopped spring onions, lemon juice and wholegrain mustard.


Sue said...

Your potato salad sounds like mine, apart from the lemon juice part. I add 99% fat free mayo instead. Isnt it nice when you can eat straight from the vegie patch.

Anonymous said...

My mouth was watering at the silverbeet crustless pie, but you really get me going with the tiny fresh new potatoes. Why do they taste so good?

Jenny said...

everything always tastes better when you have grown it yourself:)

Amanda said...

Looking awesome! Love that potato!