We had our first lottie dinner last week!!!
The potatoes were ready so my favourite thing happened on the plot - furtling for spuds. Oh it just brings me right back to my Papa's back garden and Nana saying we ought to go get some veg for dinner...Papa just pulled a plant out of the ground and to my shock and wonderment there they were - potatoes!!! It was like magic. I was tiny and started grabbing spuds and furtling in the fresh soil for more; it was a treasure hunt. And I still feel that way to this day.
Andrew lifted a potato plant and lo, there they were and even better.. they were a pinky purple! Which brings me to a good point ~ these tasty and healthy tubers came from a discount store. Yep, we usually go a nursery and buy our seed potatoes but this year we only bought one variety this way and the others (just for fun) were bought in our local pound shop. So far I see no difference, other than price that is and they tasted so good!
We also picked some gorgeous green garlic, perpetual spinach, mint and a few little turnips - 'purple topped Milan' ones - my all time fave, I just love that heat, that pepperiness.
I had all this very simply boiled and mashed up together and plonked on my plate like a carbohydrate feast. Andrew, being a real man, had to have meat too :) We were in heaven - nothing, simply nothing beats eating your own grown food 20 mins after you have harvested it with your own hands - oh I'm feeling all giggly and excited for more.
And more there shall be as tomorrow I shall share a few photos of other plants really ripening up and getting ready to meet my tummy :)