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.

August Meals

Welsh onion cakes

Here are some of the dishes we’ve had using perennial vegetables in August. (For neatness I’ve presented them day by day for a week – but really we’ve eaten these at various times over the course of the month).

Good King Henry Grain

Cooked Good King Henry grain

Good King Henry is closely related to quinoa – they are both members of the ‘goosefoot’ (from the shape of their leaves) or Chenopodioideae sub-family. So I was interested in using Good King Henry as a pseudocereal just as quinoa is used (a pseudocereal is a non-grass plant whose seed is used as a grain […]