Best crop ever today – this is JUST today’s pickings from the strawberry patch in our garden. There would have been a 4th bowl, maybe a 5th, but we are a family of 5 and we were all eating them as we picked them!
Breakfast in the morning will be half an avocado, heaps of fresh strawberries, handful of crushed ice, splash of water, fistful of fresh dandelion leaves from the garden…blend that lot up for a yummy breakfast smoothie!
Enjoy the weekend folks.
This week, I’ve been eating dock leaves.
Not only are they great at stopping the itch from stinging nettles, but they go quite well in my scrambled eggs too.
I go out early every morning, at 6 am, either running or walking, and pick fresh young dandelion leaves and dock leaves on my way home.
Start with a drizzle of oil in the pan, thrown in the leaves, soften for a minute or two, then throw in a few free range organic eggs (and a few mushrooms, if you have them).
Breakfast in 4 minutes, nutritious and delicious!
Our garden has started producing lots of lovely things for us to eat.
The strawberry patch started ripening this week, today was our 3rd productive day, and it produced a good half-bowl-full today. There is masses of fruit this year, best year ever by the looks of it, and we should get a full bowl of strawberries every day for the next month.
Also today, most people treat dandelions in the garden as weeds – but I eat them.
I had ‘organic’ local (my garden!), seasonal (it’s summer!) dandelion leaves in my breakfast (with scrambled eggs), and lunch (salad) and dinner (salad again) today. Also chives from my garden in my salad to add a little spice, and fresh mint leaves (my mint is in abundance again this year) for making mint tea – just stick half a dozen leaves in a cup and pour on boiled water.
Great day today – I love free food! Thanks Mother Nature!
Come on British Summer Time…where’s the sun?!?!?
Our home strawberry patch can produce a bowl or two PER DAY when the sun shines, but this last week or so, with no sun and endless rain, all those delicious, nutritious, tasty organic strawbs are going mouldy in the damp soil before they have even had a chance to ripen under the sun.