Glorious food! I picked all of this just as it was getting dark and rainy this afternoon, and it was just too exciting for my little brain. Parsley, land cress, broccoli sprouts, lemons, the first of the silverbeet (it’s still small, I’m picking conservatively), NZ spinach and – obscured from view – a radish! I don’t really like radishes, but they are fun to grow and these ones are white on the outside and pink on the inside. Or supposed to be anyway. So far they’ve just been speckled inside. Picking them one at a time is less stressful than a bunch slowly dying in the crisper drawer. And silverbeet! OH! You might think you don’t like it, but you should grow it and eat it in a salad. With the stalk chopped finely. That prominent leaf in the photograph was a thing of beauty, and no bugs seem to be eating it or living on it this year.
So the only part of tonight’s dinner that I didn’t grow was the potatoes, and that was immensely satisfying. And perhaps this time next year the potatoes will be mine too!
I haven’t been doing much at all the past week or so, since I went to Auckland for a not holiday with Rata. Most of my time was spent preventing her from breaking other people’s belongings. But as I have invited an obscene number of people to her birthday party, and then suddenly found myself working on all days around it, I am soon to be very busy indeed. Will I be too busy to take photographs? I hope not!
Bunting, hummus and cake!