After a not-so brief hiatus, I have decided to get this blog going again. Since the last of the winter leeks were picked in April, nothing has been taken from the established allotment plot for eating except the tips of shallot leaves. Now radishes, which I had been intercropping with onions, are in full spate and being eaten aplenty.
This morning, I took more than I could eat in a few days because I was worried the onions were being crowded-out. Now it is a case of what to do with them, and I fancy roasting them and having alongside a stir-fry tonight.
Financial restrictions as well mean that the leaves look enticing as well. Not as obviously tasty as radish salad leaf, they still are palatable. If eating raw – as I did in today’s sandwiches - some bruising will be needed to flatten the prickles. Adding to cooked dishes, a flash boil for 45 seconds or so seems more than enough.