"Go in the kitchen, there's an allotment surprise for you!" I said to the children after school today.
Instead of whoops and squeals over the oddness of the curly pumpkins, they both cried:
"YAAAAY, green soup!"
So that's what I made for dinner, 20 minutes from plot to plate.
Our Green Soup recipe
Big bunch of swiss chard, slugs removed
Lots of garlic, 4 or more cloves
Remove the stalks from the swiss chard and chop into small pieces. Chop up onion and garlic. Fry the swiss chard stalks, garlic and onion in some oil, until softened. Add the stock, a chopped up potato and all the chopped green leaves from the swiss chard. Bubble away, adding more stock/hot water as necessary. Whizz with a hand blender. Serve with soft wholemeal bread, chunks of cheddar and a dose of Autumn.