Thursday, June 29, 2006

Our first home grown meal !!!


This evening we enjoyed the first salad from our own home grown vegetables! The kids were so excited, but not as excited as Steve! Sam and Jude both cut a broccoli plant for dinner, and Luke helped me cut two lettuces, one lollo rosso red one, and one leafy green one, then I cut some nasturtium leaves and flowers to go with it. We had lasagne with it. I never realised veggies cut and eaten straight away tasted so much better than the stuff thats been hauled across the ocean from Kenya and then sat in the Tesco storehouse for weeks before being sold at the last possible moment before the thing goes moldy. We eat all the veg raw, as its best that way. The broccoli was out of this world! Even the stems were nice to eat and the kids cut them into sticks and eat them. You cant do that with shop bought ones as they are too tough and stringy. We were all so excited about reaping the first meal from all our hard work that we had to take photos and blog about it!

7 comments:

Marian said...

WOW - can I move in? That salad looks wonderful. I haven't eaten yet. You guys will live for ever on that healthy food. Maybe one day I can grow some veggies like that in the field. I feel enthusied to eat again!!!

Davy said...

Looks absolutely fantastic. Well worth the effort. And those lasagne plants have come up a treat.

Tammy said...

Looks great!! I can't wait for my tomatoes to grow. I love fresh veggies. Feels better too, knowing that you grew them yourself. Good for you!!

Alyx said...

Yay! I LOVE growing our own stuff and foraging for edible plants too. Thank you for visiting my blog and letting me know about yours.

Happy belated birthday to your son =)

Alyx said...

Me again... sorry. I thought those nasturtium blossoms looked familiar. In Sweden they are called krasse (they are in the cress family) and I am growing them too, but didn't know the blossoms are edible.

Thanks!

Kolfinna said...

YUMMY! Looks wondeful! I have 1 tomato that I'm waiting on to turn red, and have picked another cherry since you posted your last garden story. My garden isn't doing too well. too much shade. Maybe next year though.

Hazel said...

Hi Alyx, thanks for visiting the blog. Yes, apparenrly the leaves, flowers and seeds from the nasturium plants are all edible. The flowers actually tasted very nice, and the leaves are kind of like watercress in flavour - peppery. We all liked them :)