That beetroot glut I mentioned recently – though scarred by harsh, acidic pickles from my youth, I had a balsamic vinegar pickled onion recently and it was a revelation. Sweet, rich, and a world away from the battery acid globes of yesteryear, I resolved on the spot to have a go at my own.
In the absence of teeny tiny onions at the markets, I figured beetroot would respond equally well.
Having boiled up a few both trad red and fancy new gold varieties for a different recipe, I had a go at 2 different pickles. One, a trad ‘proper’ pickle and the other a quick refrigerator one. Here’s the first: Continue reading
My Spring veggie garden is coming along really nicely – the tomatoes are setting, the spinach is going great guns, salad leaves are a constant and I’ve had my first few borlotti beans from the youngling plants. Who knew borlotti were so pretty? Continue reading
It’s the first day of Spring, here in the Southern Hemisphere, and I picked my first peas today.
Only two pods were ready, but heck! it’s the symbolism that counts! We ate them in a salad of beetroot, beet tops, rocket, chives and spinach, all plucked from the garden today. Alongside were scrambled eggs from the chickens next door.