Saturday, 2 August 2014

Allotment Goodies

My Mum has had an allotment for about four years. Sometimes she struggles to keep up with maintaining her plot, so she's given me a key. My daughter & I love to go down there and do the watering, which is the main thing she struggles with. In return, we get to pick some of the yummy produce. I forgot to take my camera down to the plot, I'll remember to take some pictures next time!

But I took some photos of the produce: beetroot, potatoes and huge blackberries. My daughter also loves to stand at the sink and wash the vegetables.

After we'd washed the veg, my daughter helped me make salmon fishcakes with the freshly dug potatoes. It's lovely for my daughter to see the produce being taken from the ground, prepared at home and eaten within hours of it coming off the allotment.

I also made a salad of grated raw beetroot, carrots mixed with lots of olive oil and sunflower seeds. It was all delicious!

I'm linking up with Country Kids on the Coombe Mill Blog.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

5 comments:

Kate Thompson said...

We've grown our own potatoes this year and made potato cakes with them! http://dorothywhiskers.blogspot.co.uk Nothing better than cooking with, and eating your own produce.

Coombe Mill said...

Garden to table - how delicious and a great learning experience for your daughter too. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

pouch said...

Never tried potato cakes, will check out your blog & have a go!

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

Yum I love potato cakes and how lovely to be able to go and experience the joys of an allotment with your daughter. It must be a great experience for you both.

pixiedusk said...

Amazing! I have a fuzzy eater and I wish that he would eat more fruits and veggies or just eat some more than he is eating now. I was thinking if we will forage he will see where his food is from and he will eat more variety. =) #countrykids

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