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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Picked this week

we've possibly picked the last of the purple sprouting broccoli - at last!. It was very nice, till we had too much! Now it's starting to flower, so there won't be a lot more. Also got a handful of radishes and a couple of leeks from the allotment
salad leaves at home are growing nicely - beetroot and spinach which have stood over winter, and rocket and lettuce grown this Spring

I pulled quite a bit of rhubarb, just in case the frost caught it - so maybe more muffins or cake this weekend.


  1. A nice little crop indeed! I put some purple sprouting broccoli in a quiche this week, a present for a friend. I also had some flash fried with brandy and scattered over with some flaked almonds I had left over from Easter. Bliss!

    1. I have to say I've not fond of broccoli in quiche, but I'm intrigued by flash-fried with brandy. Favourite method so far is pan-fried with lemon pepper chicken. We've had such a lot of it and I don't want it to go to waste, so been eating it 3-4 times a week. Anything can get monotonous after a while.