It's 'sprouting season' at Haddock's. All those Winter greens are now beginning to sprout, and it's those 'sproutings' that are probably the best bits.
Of course, the PSB (above) is grown expressly for its sproutings, but Cavolo Nero (below) and Kale, if left in the ground, will throw up leafy 'bonus' sproutings for several weeks.
This lot was consumed last night.
We're eating the sprouting a of the spinach. Lettuces have bolted and been composted. Time to plant first pumpkins. Think spring has finally arrived, literally overnightReplyDelete
I've put in some Broad Beans, but that's all so far.Delete
I have been trying to get around to order my winter vegies. Hopefully I will have time next week.ReplyDelete
Lovely to have a good supply of greenery in the winter.... keeps the doc' away.Delete
And again I ask myself if I'm not making a mistake that I do not grow a little greenery here.ReplyDelete
It doesn't take much room, grows very easily, and is so useful.Delete
Life is back to normal, you are talking about greenery and sprouting vegetables again. It is very comforting and I am sure others will be sharing this sentiment with me this morning.ReplyDelete
You will have to allow me to become annoyed form time to time; it's good for my spirit.Delete
I knew your mood would turn the minute you saw those first sprouts.ReplyDelete
At 'sprouting' time, my spirits always lift. It's one of my marker seasons.Delete
I'm trying to persuade Paul to plant some Cavolo Nero in his new plot for next winter.ReplyDelete
It's an easy crop, and very good for you. For us it's an essential addition to our Winter greens.Delete
Sadly my garden is still covered in snowReplyDelete
Grasp the opportunity; build a Snow-woman.Delete
I just love green veg of any kind and these look delicious.ReplyDelete
Every Friday a friend and I go to a rather 'posh' restaurant and treat ourselves to lunch.
If we have fish pie (delicious) they serve it with crispy kale iis kale, cut into bite sized pieces, tossed in olive oil and crisped in a hot oven for ten minutes (I tried it in a saute pan on top of the stove and it did it just as well.
I have tried that, and as you say it's delicious. It changes the flavour completely, and (dare I say it) makes it far more acceptable to those who otherwise wouldn't like it.Delete
I never have "garden" greens, so I am not sure what sprouts are ? New growth from cutting that you pick early ? Whatever they are they look so wonderful.ReplyDelete
They are simply tender little flowering shoots that grow in Spring after the plants are, otherwise, finished.Delete