Friday 28 May 2010

The Salad Crop.

Apologies to all those wonderful foodie sites I follow....avert thy eyes now! This could hurt.

We've been eating the salad crop for a couple of weeks now, however the children have decided they do not like rocket leaves.....
'My mouth's on fire,' they yell, as they lash around the kitchen feigning death.

It's all a bit melodramatic for me quite frankly.

The hubby is reluctant to eat anything that's green, orange or red. He gets his vitamins from a tin of liquidized apples....That's Strongbow, to you and I. I think his mother may have put it in his bottle....but that's another post entirely...

Anyhoo.....That means I get ALL the rocket to myself...delicious. Three plants, means I can cut-and-come-again, all, summer, long.

Now I don't like to brag, (yeah, sure!....) But I have eaten at some pretty. good. restaurants. in my time: Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck twice, La Becasse Ludlow, The Waterside Inn Bray, The name drop a few...

But. Today.....


I ate....

In my kitchen....

The best sandwich in the world:

Tomato, Rocket, (wot I grew myself) Heinz Salad Cream, Salt n Pepper and really crap, shop-bought white bread.

It was orgasmic...

Ahhhh, the joys of growing.......................................fat.


  1. Oh sounds divine. My salad leaves are nit great this year - boohoo

  2. I've never heard of rocket leaves, but they look good.

  3. Having googled.....don't you just love to google?...we Anglo's call it Rocket, and you lovely people call it Arugula. Nice name: Peppery taste, not too hot, unless you are like my kids!

  4. Sounds and looks great! Bon appetit! I love rocket- it has a nice kick to it.

  5. OK Missy now you really are rocking this sounds deeelicious - can I have one ? Quick one - what are your thoughts on cauliflower ? Heston bigs it up recently in The Times , I personally love it but it's a tough sell.

    You take AMAZING photos. Enjoy your weekend xxx

  6. I luuuuve it..the troops are not so keen. CauliCheese yum yum with gran padano...

    Heston makes it into baby-food...hush my mouth!...

    Enjoy yerself too...xx

  7. Now that's my kind of sarnie Lou! S x


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