Not that it was obvious as I've still be blogging, but I've been in Wales most of last week while D drove on to see his mother. I joined him at his mothers on Friday. We drove back up to Scotland yesterday.
I didn't get the opportunity to go to my Dad allotment as it rained pretty much all week. Yes its funny, I left the Scottish rain behind, only to be drenched by the Welsh rain. However I did take some pictures of my mothers very cramped garden. She doesn't have much space to grow as the grandchildren dominate most of the garden with their toys, bicycles and shenanigans, but the little growing space she does have she has crammed with either flowers or vegetables.
Here are a few pictures of what is growing there, but also what I got to eat - I do get fed like a Vegetarian Queen when I am at my mothers.
Chickpeas - still growing - my mother always grows fresh chickpeas. Fresh chickpeas are green and nuttier. Hopefully they will be ready the next time I visit and I'll be able to share more images.
Now what I got to eat, most of it fresh from the garden. On of the days, I got to eat fenugreek aka methi.
Freshly picked spinach aka palak.
Cooked down it was absolutely meltingly delicious. The flavour reminded me of wild nettles (without the stings of course). So if any of you know and can identify what this edible green weed is called, it will be most appreciated. My sister in laws (I have two of them) cooked it with yellow chickpeas.
real saag follow here.
I am hoping to repay the compliment when I move down.