Friday, April 26, 2019



Well, I worked in the garden this morning....










And I wasted the afternoon!!!

I can remember, in other gardens,

when I skirmished with the cutch grass,

but here it is the non-blooming violet

that is the formidable foe!!

Every spare inch of rich black earth

between plants

has been taken over by the 

danged weedy violet.

Easy to pull out, but it's defence comes in quantity!!!

I'm here to tell you that it would be

a great advantage to have an

army of little people to scythe

down these abundant enemies!!

It seems to me I have written about these noxious weeds before

as I remember Mr. Google informed me

that the invisible blooms under the leaves

are not only hidden out of sight, but have the

ability to self pollenize,  NOT FAIR!!!!!

I came into lunch after an hour or two of bending over

thoroughly exhausted,

and watched some curling for a while...

All those energetic young men throwing rocks around!!

I stayed there much too long, but while relaxing I

started to tidy the pile of magazine and books within my reach,

on the coffee table,

and came across this great little recipe book

I have had for many years, - a collection of the

recipes Margaret Hays posted in her husband's weekly newspaper.

I have been planning to have quiche for lunch next Tuesday

when my second son and dear DIL will be here,

and lo, Margaret has included a recipe for

HAZELNUT AND LEEK QUICHE

MAKE A PASTRY WITH 3/4 CUP OF ROASTED HAZELNUTS, GROUND, 3 TBSP OF MILK, 1/2 TSP EACH SALT AND DRIED MARJORAM, AND ONE CUP OF FLOUR.
BAKE IT BLIND UNTIL GOLDEN

For the filling you will need to chop the white parts of four large leeks,
washed well and boiled in salted water for ten minutes.

Make a little sauce with 1/4 cup melted margarine (or butter)
three tbsp of flour, one and one half cups of milk.

Stir in 3 tbsp grated parmesan and one quarter cup of low fat cheese.

Fold the leeks into the cheese sauce and pour into
the ready cooked pastry case.

Mix half a cup of breadcrumbs
one half tsp of dried marjoram and
some vegetable oil
for sprinkling on top.

bake in a moderate oven (375) for thirty minutes.



A quiche without eggs????

Do you like leeks?  More importantly,

do my son and DIL like leeks?????

There is also a recipe for Jambaylaya

but that will have to wait for another time!


1 comment:

Chip Butter said...

You always have such wonderful header pictures. And this one is no exception. I love your solution to clear the garden of the formidable non-blooming violet..."an army of little people to scythe them down." When they finish there, please send them on down! I am sure your son and daughter-in-law will love Mum's delicious quiche.