Monday, 6 July 2009

Weekly menu 6th to 10th July 2009

I missed last week and i can't even remember why! This week's gluten free menu swap is being hosted by Gluten Free Goodness and she has picked garlic for the ingredient of the week. Fine by me we use it every week in fact pretty much everyday. In fact I have just been given some fresh garlic and some garlic flower heads or rather bulblet clusters which you can see in the photo above. One of my neighbouring plot-holders showed me round his plot and get me a bunch of things to try including the garlic. He said it was Greek garlic and differed from normal garlic because it had these flower heads. Having looked things up a bit i think it is a form of hardnecked garlic because a) it has a hard stem and b) they have flower-heads that the more common softneck ones don't but soft neck store better which means I have to eat these ones... oh the hardship :) Next year I plan to grow a variety of types of garlic..

He also gave me globe artichokes which I love and some very fine potatoes. We also have had some great early potatoes so this week is probably rather full of them.

Monday - Globe artichokes with butter or possibly some other sauce.. i suppose I might have to make something else as not everyone likes them as much as me!

Tuesday - new potato salad with omelet for me and left over sausage rolls and cooked sausages for gluten eaters. (lady Christl potatoes)

Wednesday - oven roasted chops with diced, roasted potatoes with garlic. ( Red Duke of York Potatoes)

Thursday - Some sort of veggy quiche as I want to try a new pastry recipe.

Friday - Fish of some sort depends on what is available and the vegs we get.

Baking - Probably some muffins, maybe some gooseberry curd tarts as I quite fancy that idea.

From the allotment -
salad greens
last few blackcurrants
white currants
josha berries
possibly a few raspberries
possibly the first few courgettes by the end of the week.


  1. Yum, your menu sounds delicious! All those different kinds of potatoes... I am so jealous of your allotment list, especially the currants! When we got home from Ireland last month I started searching determinedly for blackcurrants in the farmer's markets and such, but it seems they just don't grow well here. And it's not a flavoring here, either - no Ribena, etc. It's one of my favorite flavors, but I guess it will remain my special across-the-pond treat!

  2. Your menus always sound awesome, and the greek garlic is so cool. I've never seen nor tried it. Any difference?

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog! Ha ha! I have that same PINK collander that you have in the top photo of your blog's right sidebar! LOL! Mine is the little one, for berries. :)