This week the gluten free menu swap is posted by Gluten Free Goodness and she has picked raspberries as the ingredient of the week. I LOVE raspberries but they arn't quite in yet here so we will have to wait a week or two more but we have already pencilled in going back to the pick your own farm when they are ripe and hopefully the blackcurrants will be in as well. Some of you may have spotted I said go back, that is because we spent a lovely Sunday afternoon picking strawberries, gooseberries and rhubarb at the farm. The raspberries and blackcurrents were just starting to colour so it will not be long for those now and indeed the few we have on the allotment are getting close as well.
As you can see from the picture our smallest enjoyed himself very much as did his older brother, though the picture doens't really do justice to the amount of juice he managed to get down himself!. The older one has really proved to me that getting kids involved with where food comes from really does work as he was very keen to pick rubarb but would have turned his nose up at it if I just got it from the shop.
We have also harvested our first potatoes from the allotment which were wonderful though a week or two more and I think we would have several more of edible size. These ones are Red Duke of York and were fatastic just simply boiled. In fact Noddles insisted on having the pink potatoes from the allotment for his tea and Tom said he liked them better than the ones we got from our organic veg box.
Monday - lamb chops and salad followed by rhubarb and strawberry crumble.
Tuesday - Rhubarb and carrot soup (recipe here) because it sounds to interesting not to
Wednesday - Have extra five year old coming to tea so something like pizza.
Thursday - Quail, not sure how I'm cooking them but they are in the freezer and need eating
Friday - Fish in batter with summer vegs.
Baking - Strawberry muffins, dried strawberries, bread rolls or savory muffins. Possibly Rhubarb, cinnamon and brown sugar muffins too or rhubarb and custard cake.