Another wet and windy week gone by, with a short window of opportunity on Sunday to get down to the plot and pick up a few veggies.
This week, I picked a few more smallish leeks, cut down our one half-decent stem of (nevertheless still a bit small and manky) sprouts, and then grabbed a handful of crisp, fresh kale. I was hoping for some PSB as well, but I think the birds have been at it and there was nothing worth cutting. So it goes.
The leeks were sautéed in butter with mushrooms and went very well with yesterday’s sausage and mash. The kale will be added to tonight’s salmon pan fry, along with a few more of the seemingly never-ending mountain of last year’s pink fir apple spuds.
I also dug a jar of August 2015 runner bean chutney out of the fridge and enjoyed a dollop on my teatime bacon butty yesterday. I think I used this allrecipes.co.uk concoction. It’s very tasty, but a bit too sweet for me. I think next year – I’ll definitely be making it again – I’ll try Valentine Warner’s version from eatseasonably.co.uk, which has a lot less sugar in the mix.
This week’s Harvest Monday is hosted by its regular curator, Dave at Our Happy Acres.