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garden salad

garden salad

Kale forest

Kale forest

Lettuces were on special this week so I bought one and then went into the garden to see what I could find to add to it. In the end I only used 2 leaves of the bought lettuce. I have hundreds of self-sown kale, rainbow beet, perpetual spinach and mizuna plants so I was able to pick lots of baby leaves.

I also added some Italian parsley, a few remaining basil leaves, red pepper, a couple of celery stalks, some mustard lettuce, endive, corn salad and plantago. Plantago is a new vegetable to me. I found it in the King’s catalogue and thought it would be a good addition to winter salads. It seems to be very easy to grow. I sowed the seeds in punnets and seemed to get 100% germination in only 3 days. It is a quite attractive plant and although it doesn’t have much flavour it is nice and crunchy. So far the only drawback I have discovered is that rabbits love it!

Plantago

Plantago

With our salad we had Chicken Mole (with a reduced amount of chilli powder) and rice and an Irish Apple Tart (without the cream and savoury sugar) to finish. Delicious!

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