The Backyard Larder

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

The Backyard Larder Blog

Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Sorrel and Raisin Pie

Sorrel and raisin pie

About once a year I go off my savoury vegetable tracks and blog about other uses for the plants I’m growing. I’ve often wondered how a sorrel meringue pie would turn out. But Stew is trying a vegan diet at present and I didn’t want to mess about today with the vegan meringue substitute for […]

Purple Tree Collard Crisps

Purple tree collard leaves

I wondered if purple tree collards would make good kale crisps. I tossed some shredded leaves in olive oil, salt, paprika and lemon zest and dehydrated them in a low oven to find out. They worked out just as I think they should. But it seems that I don’t really like kale crisps! I’ve had […]