Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Tulipa 'Ballerina' looking good and first asparagus harvest

On such a grey wet day the Tulips in our garden look great against the fresh green growth of the herbaceous plants and ornamental grasses.

I had a bit of a photography competition with my husband and he won hands down with his macro lens close up, abstract shots! I accept defeat !

Meanwhile I harvested my first asparagus last week, just the one (so exciting) and steamed and tossed it in butter, salt and pepper, from garden to plate in 3 minutes, cutting it into 4 equal portions to share with Mike, delicious. We also harvested our first salad of mixed cut and come again leaves including: Red Russian Kale, Rocket, Chervil, Mizuna and Tatsoi, delicious with a salad dressing of extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar with parmesan and pancetta, sown directly outside in March in a raised oak planter in my new kitchen garden. X When you grow your own you really appreciate the freshness and flavour, certainly beats a supermarket bag of mixed leaf any day. I'll take some photos when the weather is kinder........

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