The Backyard Larder

A place to explore and buy perennial vegetables and other food plants.

Tofu Stir-fry with Horseradish Greens

We had a tofu stir-fry for tea. It was made with several perennial vegetables including one I hadn’t tried before – horseradish leaves. I had to hack back some weeds to find my horseradish plant but it seemed to have survived quite well. Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) is a vigorous long-lived plant and (as I have now […]

Artichoke ABC

Are your globe artichokes in bud? Have one for lunch! Cut off enough stalk so that it will fit in a steamer. Steam until a scale detaches effortlessly from the bud when you pull it. (This 10cm diameter artichoke took about 25 minutes.) Starting near the stem (and discarding the first round or two of […]