July 7, 2009 at 11:18 am 4 comments

‘What do I do with it?’.  I winked and suggested something with onion.  Lester chuckled and said his wife would think of something!

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Lester’s onions elevenses for a fat tooth

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  • 1. pat  |  July 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Lester gave us some callaloo last night, which I think is a kind of amaranth. The huge bunch of soft leaves made a spinachy dish (steamed with nutmeg and olive oil which probably isn’t very Caribbean) and it was delicious. I’ve been eyeing those plants up for years and wondering what they tasted like. I can see why he grows so many of them now.

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  July 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm

      not heard of callaloo but sounds yummy. intrigued now as to which plants they are on his plot; you’ll have to point them out to me.

  • 3. allan jenkins  |  September 23, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Callaoo grows easily from seed, perhaps he can be persuaded to share, if not contact me (allan) at the observer allotment blog and I am sure we will have some spare

  • 4. Nip it in the bud  |  September 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Alan, since blogging I’ve been taking different routes off the plot to chat to people I’ve not met before. A few weeks after posting about Lester I met Ray and have pictures of him against his giant sweetcorn and holding a bunch of callaloo that he picked for me (definitely time I moved him to the top of the people posts list). He also had a zillion pumpkins and sweet potatoes (he has six plots!). I even have the photos of how we cooked it just waiting to be posted – so many stories, so little time! I would love to swap some seeds with you, especially if you have any of those beautiful painted mountain corn kernals going spare. My sweetcorn this year was from one of Henri’s cobs.


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