Eating from the Smallholding

leeks and wsb

We are still eating well from the smallholding – yes we are eating a lot of white sprouting broccoli (pretty much every day)  …. but I am not complaining.

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We had it with a chicken and trotter gear pie – similar to the one I made last year – recipe here.

But a change might be coming soon as the purple sprouting broccoli is now ready


We are finishing the last of the cavolo nero – we had it on a pizza at the weekend …. more on that tomorrow

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Of course there is the new shoots of swiss chard, self-seeded last spring from the previous year’s sowing, it has now sprouted again after a winter rest – I love this plant.


We had it in borek and in harira – for recipes see here and here.


I found a surprise romanesco which was lovely


We also have stored potatoes and squash, red cabbage still on the hugelkultur and dried borlotti beans as well as a few bags of frozen beans, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and currants from last summer.

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We have finished the last of the onions, carrots and beetroot, but the leeks will tide us through for a bit. Really hoping that the peas, beans and lettuces I have planted in the polytunnel grow well.

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Got to go now as I hear cheeping from the spare bedroom which suggests that even more chicks have hatched …. eeek.

2 responses to “Eating from the Smallholding

  1. Good job! I have a good variety of canned goods still, but only a few winter squash, plenty of onions, garlic, and shallots stored, with a few peas, broccoli, raab, snow peas, and various berries left in the freezer. Nothing fresh at all yet except a few herbs. Yes, I need a small polytunnel or two!

    • It sounds as if you have lots of delicious veggies 🙂 This year I am going to try to grow a lot more onions. I am so excited about my polytunnel. This is my first proper season growing with it ….. lots to learn.

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