I got Freddie’s bug and was not very chirpy this weekend. Hubby got stuck in the garden doing some ground work after taking the little mite out for the whole morning. Bliss to be in bed and read till 3pm. Afterward we headed to one of the open garden events, actually it was open allotments and I was really looking forward to it. We got some super cheap plants including a money plant for my new old plant pot.
I craved fresh food and chillies, lots of them. This melon and feta salad is one of my summer favorites.
I harvested a lot of mizuna for Vietnamese salad and some roses for the house, they smell heavenly.
My mother in law sent us this wonderful book, Victorian Kitchen Garden, and I found the corresponding BBC programme (must be from mid 80s) on YouTube, a new obsession. At the moment high on my list: forcing pots, hot beds and growing melons. Also small Victorian cold frames.
I am also reading a book on foraging but after looking carefully I still cannot find anything other than brambles and elder flowers.