There is a beast on my allotment. Something that’s nibbling at the few plants we have in the ground. This is what it’s done to our wonderful kale which is all but gone.
With sowing season now fully underway, I decided to pull out the final scraps and rework the bed for something new. Rainbow chard I think. It always looks so pretty on the neighbour’s allotment I’ll plant it as a decorative border with a wigwam of peas in the centre. Perhaps the bright colours will put the Allotment Beast off. Blind it with colour. Here’s hoping. So what of the last scraps of kale? With the chill in the air it has to be a warming soup. Something fast as there is much to do for the week ahead but something that savours the curly kale – nibble holes and all.
Kale, Butterbean and Coconut Soup
Do you have any beasts in your allotment or garden? What’s your go to soup recipe for scraps of veg?
- nettle top fritters with chilli dipping sauce (circusgardener.com)
- Six Leafy Greens That Are Healthier Than Kale (truththeory.com)
- Gardener’s Green Shakshuka (kelliesfoodtoglow.com)
- Lunchtime boost smoothie (amummytoo.co.uk)
- Allotment Tarts (botanicalkitchen.wordpress.com)
- Simple and In Season Blog Hop April 2015