News from the garden.
Enjoying the simple pleasures of the kitchen-garden in January
When recently I was asked about what’s happening in the garden, my immediate reply was ‘nothing much.’ But on reflection that’s not strictly true. For one thing the snowdrops and Helebores are just starting to show their spritely flowers – these little troopers are always a joy in the drab January vista. And in the veggie patch the leeks, shallots and chard are all coming up – and being picked at by the big fat wood pigeons who are never far away.
Like many we tend to eat a little leaner in January. So the gravadlax I froze on new year’s day (leftovers from NYE) is the perfect weekend lunch or kitchen supper, served cold with some winter leaves and a mustard dressing.