A collection of photos of things going on here in the last couple of weeks, not quite an In My Kitchen but almost, seedlings on windowsills, shopping expedition to Bristol Sweet Mart, suggestions for my purchases welcome, particularly what to do with that apricot paste!
New table mats from John Lewis and a couple of little rolling pins sourced in Bristol Sweet Mart; fennel seed comfits, a tiny hit of sugar surrounding wonderful fennel seeds. An attempt at the Light Spelt Rough Puff Pastry recipe (used Swiss Dark not spelt as had none) from Short and Sweet by Dan Lepard – squares topped with roast butternut squash, red peppers, tarragon, asparagus and mozzarella. I forgot the egg glaze to the top but they were scoffed down in seconds anyway.
Ridiculously red Yorkshire rhubarb which was turned into a crumble; a giant Pomelo fruit; slice of everyone’s favourite Nigel Slater Marmalade cake and a bowl of lurid South American (home grown) purple potatoes, seed potatoes another gift from Niptininthebud (she’s a bit busy at the moment, have a peek at her blog!) labneh draining in muslin which ended up being mixed into a divine avocado dip.
The Russians? My tomato seeds, some very early varieties from The Real Seed Catalogue with smallish fruits that are very early, hoping to beat the blight this year. It’s fun to try different things. I have root parsley to grow, oca tubers from Rhizowen and Carl Legge to try out, so kind of them to share, and Cherokee beans and all sorts, the only question for me is where to fit them in…. Click on any of the thumbnails to see the photos bigger.
Edit : Ha! Too funny! I was just looking at The Real Seed Catalogue and one of the Russian tomatoes is in fact from Moscow, Idaho; the Latah one, the other one is Siberian – Urbikany – Have a read here . Have a lovely Sunday everyone !