Thursday, 4 July 2013

Furtling for Dinner

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 :)

13 comments:

  1. Yummy I want some taters for dinner :-)

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  2. well come on over Keith - i'll get you sorted with some spuds :D

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  3. I dug up and ate my first few potatoes on Monday as you can see in my post today and where, incidentally, you and this post get a mention!
    Flighty xx

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  4. Mmm, the first produce of the season is utterly delicious. I think I will try potatoes next year. This year all I have is a rogue one in the middle of the broad beans. Glad you had such a lovely meal.

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  5. I got my spuds from the pound shop this year and it's the only things growing at my allotment x

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  6. You are so right - nothing beats it!

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  7. Oh Flighty, I blush! Must rush over and read your post now xxx

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  8. CJ, living in Ireland you HAVE TO grow your own spuds, it's quite simply in our genes, haha. Glad you have one though - enjoy it!

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  9. Simple Homemade living - I love it, utterly adore it :) From now on it's the pound shop for me too xx We are so savvy ;)

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  10. I love that -- plants meeting your tummy! Yum!

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  11. Oh how beautiful, sweet and happy this all sounds!!! A feast for the eyes and tastebuds! :)
    xxx

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  12. I think there is absolutely nothing better than having a meal entirely, or mostly from your own garden/farm! It is such a good feeling to know where the food came from and how it was treated! Yum!

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