The Backyard Larder

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Evergreen Christmas Salad

Kale, hazelnut and apple salad

Here’s an easy salad using perennial Daubenton kale….. ….plus a little vinaigrette, some chopped sorrel leaves, a handful of toasted hazelnuts and a couple of chopped sweet apples. I made it by the scrunching method where chopped kale is sprinkled with a little sea salt and then squeezed and massaged with the hands for a couple […]

Fermenting Perennial Vegetables

This is very much an experiment as I’m new to fermenting vegetables. I can make sauerkraut now and feel confident that it will turn out to be very palatable. And I’ve tried Jerusalem artichokes with ginger and garlic which worked fairly well too. I left the artichokes in quite large chunks and, although I liked […]