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Minimalist with clutterist tendencies

January 21, 2012

We spent a significant amount of time today attempting to tidy the back garden. Tidying is something we frequently attempt both in the house and in the garden, but as the beloved is congenitally untidy and I am only marginally better (although I do think of myself as a minimalist – but with clutterist tendencies) it is often an uphill struggle.  Anyway, today we made inroads into the corner used for dumping old roofing materials, salvaged bits of timber from when the house down the lane was flooded, the falling apart rabbit run (it’s redundant anyway – the rabbit doesn’t see why she should use it and prefers to stay in the kitchen), and a large amount of firewood.

Jess popped by and said “my garden’s much tidier than yours”. Very droll.  For years you’d have needed a sword and the determination of a handsome prince to get to the end of her garden. Now she’s a gardener. No matter. “Shall I put the kettle on?” she said. Then she spotted the parsnips in the wheelbarrow. I don’t think the look on her face was one of envy.

There are still lots of parsnips and they are still large, or, if not large,  misshapen (and they still make Arlo shudder).

Undeterred, we had parsnip, leek and potato fry up. Ideally you need ready cooked parsnips and potato. Chop a leek and fry it in olive oil until it’s cooked and add your cooked parsnip and potato and a little salt and pepper (you could of course start from scratch and fry up chopped potato and parsnip and then add leek and a little liquid and cook till they’re all done). It’s a nice combination and if you cook the parsnips really well – until they’re brown and crispy underneath –  it’s OK.  Or even quite nice. Good with baked beans.

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