The Backyard Larder

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The Backyard Larder Blog

Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Skirret Pasties

I was proud of these skirret pasties I cooked last night as they were my own invention and were both unique and delicious! Ingredients: Skirret roots (maybe about 200g), 3 young Babington leeks, handful of chives, handful of everlasting onion, 1 elephant garlic clove, large handful sea beet leaves, bunch of fresh thyme sprigs, olive oil, salt […]

Winter in the Perennial Vegetable Garden 2016

I’ve posted the winter photos below for the third set of perennial vegetable photos on this blog. The quamash, golden garlic and wild hyacinth are still below ground. The identity of the plant in the second photo (possibly Oenanthe pimpinelloides but originally thought to be the earth chestnut, Bunium bulbocastanum) will have to wait for […]