Oops, let me rename this correctly:
Cooking with the harvest from my vegetable garden -
Sorry to disappoint you, but this is not the harvest from my vegetable garden.
Keep scrolling down to see my awesome potato growing efforts.
Yep, there they are. To be fair, I knew that potatoes don't grow best in an old wheel barrow, but it was the only garden space I had available and I had a few gourmet potatoes that had started to sprout. Potatoes like to be in a bed that is constantly built up around them, so their stems turn into roots and form new potatoes. And these gourmet ones where a small cultivar, anyway..
I dug over the bed and thought about what else to grow there. I'm super keen to grow flowers here but we are in the middle of a very cold (for here) winter, so I thought in the meantime I could grow a quick crop of something else, while we wait for it to get warmer.
Radishes are a super quick crop, and can be eaten cooked, which is nice because I don't like them raw. Have you ever cooked radishes? They lose their bityness and taste sort of nutty. Nice in a stir fry. These look like carrots, I might roast them.....if they grow.
I was determined to cook those tiny taties so I sliced them thinly and sauteed them in some butter with onion and bacon, and when they had cooked I added peas, then put the lid on to steam for 5 minutes. Delicious!
Served with sumac roast pumpkin that I didn't grow, and schnitzel.
The salad a the back was tiny roast beetroot and Persian feta cheese on a bed of the beetroot leaves and some coral lettuce. I did take a photo of the beetroots but they where so tiny you couldn't see them.