The Backyard Larder

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

September Meals

Here are some of the dishes we’ve had using perennial vegetables in September. (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).

Monday – Skirret homity pies

Skirret homity pies

Tuesday – Oyster leaf and sorrel salad

Oyster leaf and sorrel salad

Wednesday – Kale and mushroom slice

Kale and mushroom slice

Thursday – Silverweed and achocha stir-fry

Silverweed and achocha stir-fry

Friday – Kale bubble and squeak

Kale bubble and squeak

Saturday – Hop bruschetta with rosemary and perennial onion focaccia

Hop bruschetta and rosemary and perennial onion focaccia

Sunday –  Chicory and roast walnuts

Chicory and roast walnuts

2 comments on “September Meals”

    Looks amazing Alison! I’m going to try the hop bruschetta at the weekend, and possibly dry the remaining flowers for tea. How was Thursday’s stir-fry? The only time I tried Silverweed I over-cooked it.


    Hi Nathan,

    Thanks! I love the bruschetta but Stew found the hop flower flavour too strong. I maybe put one flower too many in the mix!

    Yes the fresh silverweed roots don’t actually take much cooking. I almost overcooked mine – I looked up a recipe online for ‘droma dresil’ to remind myself of the cooking time but overlooked the fact that they start with dried tubers which I think take longer to cook. The tubers seem to vary in bitterness, some are nutty and almost sweet, others less so. Probably sweeter in a couple of months. Again I was the only one really tucking in! It is a crop I want to keep experimenting with. Getting seed and new varieties would be good of course, but I’m also just curious about the growing conditions that encourage big roots.


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