The Backyard Larder

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The Backyard Larder Blog

Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

The Simplicity of Watercress

Here’s a lovely easy recipe for watercress soup given to my mother by a friend. Put one bunch of well-washed watercress, one pint of stock, one clove of garlic, a pinch of nutmeg and half an ounce of flour into the liquidiser for thirty seconds. Bring to the boil in a pan and cook two […]

Salad Burnet – but not in a Salad!

Salad burnet in summer… Salad burnet, Sanguisorba minor, is sometimes listed as a herb. But to my mind, with its mildly flavoured leaves which can be added in quantity to a salad, it qualifies as a vegetable. I like it; despite being a tough customer – a drought tolerant native perennial which will grow almost […]