Wednesday 27 December 2023


Our garden is mainly a flower garden, but seasonally we plant a few vegetables here and there, and of course there are plentiful culinary herbs amongst the rose bushes and seasonal flowers. Despite the changeable weather this year, we managed to harvest the first produce a couple of days ago: 'Blackjack' zucchini and 'Purple King' climbing beans.

We usually have these first harvested vegies boiled, together with sliced boiled potatoes, and also boiled wild greens known as Amaranthus blitum var. silvestre. The last mentioned grow wild in the garden (but also in wastelands) and only the tender young shoots are gathered. This light, but filling, dish is served with a simple olive oil vinaigrette and with a slice or two of crusty bread (read more here).

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


  1. We have summertime dreams and winter reality here, but your produce looks grand!
    Thanks for sharing at We shall dream on.
    Happy new year to you!

  2. They look organic and juicy to eat


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