My garden at home is finally bursting with colour and lots of things to keep me interested. This year my main aim was to have an abundance of different varieties of salad leaves. I have staples like rocket and cos but the most exciting leaf this year has been grown from a packet I bought from Brown Envelope Seeds (brownenvelopeseeds.com) in Skibbereen. The very dramatically named Oak Fire Mustard leaves look wonderful and have a deep purple colour with a fiery coloured stem and an incredibly strong mustard taste!
I love being able to wander out into the garden and pick some salad leaves for dinner. I never ever thought I would be so excited about edible flowers but they are instant summer on a plate and actually have quite strong flavours too. I planted a few nastiursiums last year and this year, my garden has been taken over! More of an assembly job than a recipe, this is a meal I prepared for guests who were staying with us last week; a perfect little summer feast!