I found the seed packet for the seeds I’d planted and hadn’t labelled.
It turns out they’re a perennial flower so they’ve been dug up from the raised border and moved around the garden, mostly in my bee garden area. In soil and in some pots. It says unlikely to flower in their first year, which is probably why I was so confused about what they were. Even my plant app thought they may be radish seedlings, so it wasn’t just me that was confused 🤷♀️
I also planted a fresh batch of lettuce leaf seeds and some more of the Chinese Seaweed Kale seeds. It is soooo delicious. I have never been a fan of kale, but this one drizzled with sesame oil and rock salt and baked for a little at 160°C until crispy it is soo delicious.
This week we had a vegetarian pulled pork bao bun kit that it went so well with. We also had some with teriyaki salmon and sticky rice with stir fry veg that I make about once a week. Well actually I think during lockdown there’s only 1 week we missed.
For those in the UK, we started off buying from Tesco the Itsu Teriyaki kits, some salmon fillets and veg to stir fry. Now we have big bottles of teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, toast our own sesame seeds and cashew nuts and just buy packets of sticky rice ready made, the salmon and soon we will have home grown pak choi and peas. It saves quite a bit of money. Making our own sticky rice would save more, but defeat the object of this being a quick meal. The salmon takes 4 mins on the George Forman Grill, so it is a delicious meal in less than 10 mins…so even quicker to make than pizza, which used to be our quick meal of the week.
I’m technically a pescatarian, but most days I eat vegan, some days vegetarian and once a week fish. I haven’t eaten any meat for 31 years…well except about 10 years ago an unfortunate incident in a restaurant where I ate smoked frogs legs pâté! It was an amuse-bouche (item not ordered but sent from the chef) and the waitress wouldn’t tell us what it was and my family tried it and said it was smoked trout pâté, so I ate it! When she cleared our plates she told us what it really was. To make me feel better my mum said that frogs were nearly fish…they breed in water. I’m still pretty grossed out about it after all this time.