For the second year running, most of our Christmas lunch is homegrown. Yesterday Himself and I picked a big bag of kale, leeks, an enormous swede, teeny tiny baby sprouts (really must grow them earlier next year!) and for the first time, huge and delicious parsnips! With at most one food mile and perfectly fresh, it’s one of the most satisfying things in my allotment year. In store I’ve still a big sack of potatoes and a few squashes, so we aren’t short of veggies.
I would put a picture up, but, as we also celebrate Norwegian Jul on 24th, most have been cooked. Along with a mammoth turkey crown that I will be happily tucking into for weeks. Cold turkey sandwiches with a big slice of iceberg lettuce and plenty of homemade hot sauce. Yum!
We will also be eating many many biscuits, which I have been baking for what seems like forever:
Tomorrow I’ll be planning next season’s growing, totting up the yearly harvest totals and sneaking compost into the flat to warm up for sowing onions and chillies. For now, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I hope you have a peaceful and happy Christmas.
Categories: Diary 2016