Links to Mr Middleton's weekly tasks first:
Links to Mr. Middleton's weekly tasks first:
Here are the links to Mr. Middleton's tasks for the month of March:
1 tbsp vegetable oil.
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 potato, peeled, washed and finely grated
Parsnips, peeled, washed and sliced
1200 ml of vegetable stock,
Salt and pepper for seasoning.
Heat the vegetable oil in a pan before adding the onion. Reduce the heat and apply the pan lid for a minute or two whilst the onion softens without browning.
Add the veg stock along with the parsnip and potato. Increase the heat to bring the pan to a boil. Once boiling reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes of simmering remove the pan from the heat. Add salt & pepper to taste before using a stick blender to transform the mixture into a smooth creamy soup ready to serve.
It will keep for several days if refrigerated once cool. You can add chilli peppers if you want a hotter soup.
Here are the links to Mr. Middleton's tasks for the month of February:
Well here we are again at the start of another year, the warmest New Year on record. I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and didn’t put on too many unwanted pounds over the festive season. Still, even if you did, it is a good excuse to get out into the garden over the coming weeks as the weather begins to warm up and start preparing for the growing season. I guess I am not the only one, but as soon as January arrives I am eager to start doing something, whether sowing seeds on a warm windowsill or propagator or preparing the allotment ready for planting at the earliest opportunity. Even with this I still run out of time come May/June when everything should be in and growing.
Below is an excerpt of Mr Middleton's New Year musing back in 1935 :
Click on the links to Mr. Middleton's tasks for January below:
My 2022 Allotment/Garden/Kitchen Diary below: