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Posted by on in Food and Drink
Jerry reminded me that the green leaves of white sprouting broccoli were good for you,   I  remember my mother, or the tall thin dinner lady  during my strict lunch hour at primary school saying to me "Eat your greens and you will grow up big and strong" I DID. I have removed from the plot some white sprouting broccoli  that had started to seed. I used the leaves to make this recipe.  The forecast was  for cold  weather again  so I posted this for anyone that might be doing a similar thing.    Hot way of cooking Leafy green veg  Good for crunchy cabbage, kale, Brussels sprout tops and of course the leaves of broccoli  1 medium sized cabbage, shredded 15ml/1tbsp groundnut oil 5ml/1tsp grated fresh root ginger 2 garlic cloves, grated 6 spring onions and stalk, finely chopped 2 red chillies, seeded and finely sliced Salt and pepper   Heat the oil in a large pan, as...
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Posted by on in Food and Drink
I am sure most allotments now have a section, grow bag or pot of salad leaves.  Rocket is becoming more popular with its pungent strong peppery flavour, I might be a little early for making this in March, but as it is such a cold spring and soups are popular I have included it earlier. The recipe is for around four generous servings, and needs a lot of Rocket, half the amount I found was enough for three people   30ml / 2tsp olive oil 2 small onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 300ml / 1/2 pint double cream 700ml / 1,1/4 pint/ vegetable stock 700g / 1,1/2lb Rocket   Use a high sided pan and on a medium heat add olive oil and sliced onion, allow to sweat for a few minutes. Add garlic, but don’t allow to colour. Add cream and stock, bring slowly to boil, simmer for 5mins. Add the rocket, return to boil,...
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