Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A Garden Lunch
Oh yeah, I'm as happy as can be with this change in the weather.
I was worried the broccoli was past it. I'd left it too late and little yellow flowers had appeared. It's the first time I've managed to grow broccoli and I was expecting it to look like the tight-headed stuff you buy at the market. But it doesn't. More like broccolini. Which is fine by me because it tasted good and nothing can make me grumpy today.
I'd also been told to try out the tips from the broad beans. So I chucked a few of these in my basket too. They are great. Even raw. There were a few silverbeet and spinach leaves, coriander, parsley a lemon and chilli.
Back in the kitchen I made a dressing with lemon juice and zest, chilli, olive oil, salt, pepper, chopped parsley and coriander. I cooked up some noodles, steamed the broccoli and lightly dry fried some flaked almonds and the silverbeet. Then I wacked it altogether with a couple of tomatoes.
This week there'll be a spring in my step no matter what. My sourdough today failed to rise much more than a bit of flatbread. No idea why - it's been working for me every other week. But today I don't care. Because the sky is blue and there are loads of bees buzzing about in the blossoming plum tree.