Before the summer garden really starts producing I am still relying on stored produce from last year for the bulk of my meals. This is one of my favourites……so quick and easy to make and oh, so satisfying and tasty……it’s hard to believe that the main ingredients were harvested nearly 10 months ago as they still taste so great. I shall be making up a huge batch of this to feed to friends coming to my flat to watch the final of the football world cup. 🙂
With elderflowers in abundance in our hedgerows at the moment and having a fondness for drinks with bubbles in them I decided it was time to have a go at making my own ‘champagne’. It could not be more simple………waiting to drink it will be the difficult part.
Cooking up a bowl of memories and comfort using veggies from the garden and a recipe learned in a Greek kitchen many years ago……the smell of the thyme as this stew quietly bubbles on the stove transports me to another time and place….
It’s not freezing cold…..but the greyness and the damp make it feel pretty miserable outside. I need soul warming and belly filling food. Using last year’s stored harvests I cook up a big pot of chilli to keep me company during this extended winter.
Once a month on my site we get together to look after the communal parts…….we mow grass, fix fences, tend to trees etc……and eat cake! It is one of the joys of gardening in a communal site.