A (substantially) home-grown meal

6 Dec

Today my friend Sarah came round, so we harvested some stuff.

Black zucchini, lazy housewife beans, carrots and these little baby onions that eventually formed from some shallots that I’d long given up on. When combined with some of the new potatoes I harvested the other day, they made quite a beautiful medley of spring vegetables.

I trimmed and prepared them all, added a little red capsicum and…

Now’s where I should leave it for you to imagine I whipped up something amazing with healthy-sounding ingredients like tamari, quinoa or miso, right?

In reality I threw them into a Japanese curry, made with S & B ‘Golden Curry’ instant curry roux.

And the kids gobbled it up!

I’m not gonna post a picture of the curry, because it doesn’t matter how good it tastes or how handy you are with a camera – japanese curry cannot be made to look good.

8 Responses to “A (substantially) home-grown meal”

  1. Lilian December 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Yup that S&B stuff is regular fare in our household too – the mild one that is, I tried the medium one time and that didn’t go down as well. And the kids (and friends) polish it off real quick. You could say (in Master Chef terms) it’s my ‘signature no-fail dish’.

    • L December 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

      Glad to hear I’m not the only one Lilian πŸ™‚ There’s not much that Little D (almost 2) will eat, and he devoured it, veggies and all. Surely the MSG and palm oil can’t be so bad that it offsets all that veggie eating, can it? πŸ™‚

  2. Sarah December 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    Thanks for the vegies today – I ended up cooking a thai zucchini and carrot stir fry to go with some leftover fish curry from last night – not a bad dinner considering we got home late.

    • L December 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

      No worries at all. I’m always impressed that you seem to come up with something impressive on no notice.

  3. Jo from the green backyardo December 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    That is an impressive array of veggies, and the curry sounds delicious πŸ™‚

    • L December 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

      I think that that much flavour enhancer could made shoe leather taste good, Jo πŸ™‚

  4. Mrs Bok December 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Your baby vegies look so great!!

    My tomatoes are ok but yellowing leaves already. Sure has been off weather for Vegie growing and so humid!

    I do love that s&b stuff

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney December 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      Everything is so slow! I’ve decided to press on, plant out my tomatoes and hope I get a decent crop in March/April. All these reports about BPA in tomato cans is starting to freak me out – I need enough to can!

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