Friday 28 July 2017

31st July: From Spade to Plate:

This week June, Kiyomi, Sarolta, Camila, Sayoko, Simone and Maria Jose joined me for the harvest and cooking session.

The weather was much better than last week, no need for raincoats and wellies. The sky is blue and we are ready to make a colourful dish.

The beetroot have benefitted from the rain and are growing well. Time to harvest them and turn them into beet burgers.

Beetroot burgers
Mixing the ingredients
making the burgers and frying them

500 gr grated beetroot
100 gr porridge oats
3 eggs
1 onion finely chopped and fried
4 tbsp chopped dill
2 tbsp chopped thyme
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Mix, make into a burger shape and fry.

Raymond has a row of new potatoes that he would like me to dig up, so we got the forks out to reveal these treasures.  I expected little potatoes, but they were enormous, still nice though to have with  Must  a little bit of butter and mint is simple but gorgeous.
Sayoko, Sarolta and Maria Jose in action

The french beans I have been growing are low growing (dwarf french)  and climbing so nice to experience which is the easiest to grow and harvest.  We  blanched the beans, then added a little butter and lemon.
Sayoko picking dwarf french beans
Where are these beans?
Found them!
Miyoko found one too

Going back  home with our produce

For dessert, we had the blackberries we picked in the allotment with some yoghurt and blackberry paste (which we made last week). 

Most of all, we had a lovely time, sharing the work and the friendship

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