Sunday, 25 May 2008

Gardening is a many Splendourous Thing

The Holiday weekend in the UK has been very wet indeed. And windy . And not that warm either ... But the rain didn't arrive until Sunday which meant that on Saturday, when it was very sunny, we got as much done outside as possible. First thing, seed planting in the greenhouse. I was greeted outside by this splendour!

Next, a trip to the allotment - more splendour!

Everything doing quite well, beetroots and kohl rabbi (later decimated by a pigeon):

Broad Beans:

Our first BEAN!!



Further along on a neighbouring allotment were these glorious beauties

Some neigbours are more friendly than others

And after all that gardening, what better to end the day with than a nice bowl of Parsley Soup from the Cranks Bible. All you do is fry 11oz potatoes in butter, add 7oz parsley (destalked weight), top up with stock made from the parsley stalks, a carrot, an onion and 2 cloves of garlic, add some bouillion powder (or a stock cube) to that, salt and pepper to taste. When the pototatoes are cooked through, whizz the soup in a blender, adjust consistency and seasoning, and serve with either extra virgin olive oil, or creme fraiche and some warm crusty bread. Heavenly.


Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What a lovely gardening day!

Tracy said...

Delicious post...mmm...that soup is calling my name! Your allotment looks terrific...and such variety you have growing there. Enjoy the tastes of your harvet! ((HUGS))