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February 27, 2013

The moon is very bright today – it’s a waning gibbons moon apparently. A waning moon is a good time for harvesting crops, especially root crops, as they are supposed to keep better (I live in Totnes – we’re supposed to know these things). I don’t know if there’s an eating by the moon cycle though…

Unfortunately, the beloved harvested the parsnips and leeks a couple of weeks ago. This was the wrong time and is evidenced by the fact that these crops are not keeping well. We’ll know better next year – maybe.leek-parsnip-carrot

So I had to cook the parsnips and leeks before they sprout even more. The parsnips are a little on the woody side now, but the leeks are pretty good still. I peeled and chopped them and added a carrot and a few potatoes, which are definitely in need of eating, put them in a pan with some chopped garlic, olive oil and black pepper and fried them up a for 5 minutes. Then I added a tin of tomatoes and swilled the tin out with some water and added that, and some salt and a chilli and bunged it in a hot oven and let it cook for about 40 minutes.


Then in went  some frozen peas for a bit of colour balancing, stirred round a bit,  and I dotted the top with some mozarella cheese. Back into the oven it went for 10 minutes, along with some sweet potato samosas that were on offer in Morrisons (and which were surprisingly good).

A bit of melted mozarella always seems to liven up what is essentially a vegetable stew – makes people think it’s got something in common with pizza perhaps.


I carried on the theme of dotting things with white and put some apple (chopped very small) in the green salad. This didn’t meet with universal approval. “Apple doesn’t go with salad” said Arlo.

Now there’s a challenge…


2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2013 1:10 am

    I see you have the same biodynamic precision as me 🙂 looks lovely, although I understand the mixed review for apple in salad!

    • March 3, 2013 10:42 pm

      I’m working on making the apple more acceptable…might be an uphill struggle though

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