Saturday, 6 September 2014

Garden Updates


Some edibles flowers, berries, fruits, herbs and vegetables from my garden



Lavender
used sparingly, can transform a simple shortbread or fruit sorbet.
Don't go crazy with it though, because too much will leave a soapy aftertaste!



Nasturtium
leaves and flowers adds a peppery-flavour to any summer salad. 
The plants also produces seeds, which when pickled can be a caper substitute.




Day Lily
the flowers are delicious in east Asian cooking.
They can be use fresh or dried in soups or stir-fries




Rosehip
They contain 50% more vitamin C than oranges.
 Because of the high vitamin C content they are an excellent immune system booster, and are often used as a supplement to prevent or treat a cold.
The pulp from rose hips may be used in sauces or made into jam or jelly.




Fuchsia Berries
all fuchsia berries  are edible, flavour quality is highly variable between varieties - some are sweet and fragrant while others watery and tasteless




Strawberries



Wild Cherry Plum tree
Lovely sweet fruit with a slight sharp edge.






Plum



Apples



Herbs
 Variegated Sage
 Variegated Sage
 Vietnamese Mint  Persicaria odorata
 Thyme


Courgette
produce an abundance of male flowers (only female flowers turn into courgettes)
snip them off to make quesadilla, risotto or stuffing them with cheese like the Italians do


Salad Burnett
 a member of the rose (Rosaceae) family.
It has a cool, cucumber flavour. The leaves can be tossed into salads or used on sandwiches.


Angelica
 It is known as ‘herb of the angels’ because it was believed to have medicinal properties.
Candied angelica is made by boiling the stems in sugar syrup. 
The stems can be cooked with rhubarb or apple for pies or crumbles. 
They’re also used in jams and preserves, and the leaves go well with fish or in salads.



2 comments:

  1. TAK CANTIK! TAK CANTIK! TAK CANTIK!
    *sambil geleng kepala sampai macam nak tercabut dari leher*
    #dengkisamaMuna

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    1. alaaa... jangan macam tu...
      cheq dok pelawa Ma and cikMat mai jalan sini sampai berbuih mulut... sikit hari nanti, orang ingat cheq ada sawan gilababi

      alamak Ma dah start hashtag baru... nak kena follow jugak ni...

      xoxo

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