I ask myself this question every year and I always deliberate whether to chit, not chit or do half and half. I’ve got my first earlies this year and I’ve chosen a couple of hardy, disease resistant (hopefully) varieties. I’m…
- An Egg from my girls!
- 80gm butter or marg
- 160gm flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg beaten with a bit of water and 1tsp mustard
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- A handful of kale- remove the stems and chop the kale
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1 finely chopped chilli
- 6 runner beans, sliced
- 1 medium carrot grated
- 1 small courgette- this little beauty is one of our heritage plants!
- 100gm cheese grated- a sharp hard cheese is good
- 3 medium tomatoes (I've used our golden ones)
- a splash of olive oil
- 1 egg
- 2tbsp chopped purple sage
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to at (Gas mk 6, 200 C/400 F)
- Pie Crust
- Cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft. Dice the potato and steam it until it is soft. Saute the kale with onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add the steamed potatoes and mix well. Chuck in the rest of the ingredients except the tomatoes and half the cheese. Mix well and press into the pie case. Top with the rest of the cheese and tomatoes and then bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Serve with a corn on the cob, a green salad and some beetroot slaw.
This week the weather has been so hot and there is so much ripening and ready in the garden. It is a continual stream of moving between the kitchen and the garden as I aim to harvest and store as much as possible and at the same time, enjoy the fresh food as well.
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