When you grow your own produce there are days when you have to plan your meals around what is ready which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, the best thing about Winter veg is the option of picking whenever you want, the vegetables often stay stored in the ground just waiting to be picked and eaten! This particular Sunday my Mum told us all that she was making a stew and needed some vegetables to go with it, so off me and my Dad went up to the allotment to see what we could find. We went our separate ways to our own plots to harvest our own homegrown goodies.
I picked a few leaves of my purple curly kale, the leaves are cut and come again which makes them last all Summer, Autumn and Winter if you aren’t too greedy. These will be washed and added to the stew during the last 4 minutes. I also harvested the last of my carrots and came home with a nice little bundle, they aren’t the biggest but they’ll be a delicious ingredient in the stew I’m sure. Last but not least I noticed that quite a lot of my flower sprouts were large enough to pick so I removed four from the first stalk to try with dinner. I headed back over to my Dad’s plot where he had picked a swede to add to the stew and we left for home, we couldn’t wait until Supper!