It is amazing what is in the garden and veg plot this time of the year, some things because although we have had a lot of rain it has been so mild. So in my veg plot we have
Radicchio Variegato di Castelfranco for its correct name but also known as Edible Flower
A colleague at work saw this photo on my phone and said "O dear the slugs have been at that" It looks like a lettuce but when you look closer it has a serrated edge and deep wine stripes. Growing close by
Radicchio Rosso di Chioggia, a wonderful dark red and it has lovely white ribs, much more compact than its mate.So I decided to make tea with both of these, the challenge was I was on my good day so had to be low in calories. We had some chicken left over from Sunday dinner so with some of this I then cooked some noodles whilst I steamed the two Radicchio as I wanted them to retain some crispness.I then warmed the chicken up with some cherry tomatoes cut in half, tossed everything together and chopped some Italian parsley which is also still growing in the garden
Check out www.lovelygreens.com where she has a lovely post on unexpected edibles.
These are some of the pebbles I was telling you about in my last post.Some are still waiting to be finished but by the spring when we need them it looks as though we are going to have a lovely collection.