In the garden I have broccoli.....
It has taken me a long time to get to this point but I am now in a position where I look around and see meals! Yesterday I had the dilemma of trying to work out which meal to have when. It was a dilemma I was quite happy to have. "Should I have the cauliflower bake tonight or will the broccoli side shoots open up too much if I leave them? Maybe broccoli soup tonight and the cauliflower tomorrow. Oh, but some creamy spinach sauce would be so lovely on pasta!"
I have been dreaming of this moment for so long. It's official! Block your ears because I feel the need to scream this next sentence. I have more veggies than I'm using!!!!
And then there's the improvising. The other day I found young asparagus lying broken in the veggie bed. This was before I had even enjoyed my first taste for the season! I think maybe some birds had broken them off. I was NOT going to let it go to waste so I cut any other available asparagus (there wasn't really enough ready) and found a leek elsewhere in the garden. A bit of arborio and some stock and I had a leek and spinach risotto!
Yesterday's lunch was simple but beautiful! We turned these pickings into a meal with some of our chook's eggs. Isn't food fun?!
How does your garden grow? Are you are eating straight from your own patch too?! Please drop in and let me know what you're up to.