Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas Parsnips

Just thought I proudly exhibit this Parsnip that I pulled from the garden on Christmas day. I planted a whole bunch in about May time and still have quite a few left languishing in the garden. If you like Parsnips I highly recommend growing them yourself and saving the harvest until winter when the frosts sweeten them so much that they develop a really lovely sweet nutty taste, very much unlike the bland white specimens you get from the supermarkets.
Of course the only problem with harvesting Parsnips at this time of year is trying to dig them out of the concrete-like frozen ground.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Sweet & Sour Sauce

Here's my recipe for a very nice sweet and sour sauce.

2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp vinegar
3 tbsp tomato puree
3 tbsp organce juice
1.5 tbsp soya sauce
1.5 tbsp cornflour blended with 4 tbsp water

Mix all the ingredients tohether and sling them into your stirfry near the end of cooking. Wait for the sauce to heaten and thicken and serve.