Today was cold but sunny. I took a wander round my garden and found some snowdrops, crocus and tulips popping up through the cold soil. Spring is coming! I know it's still far too cold to start any gardening but it's nice to start thinking about it.
I checked one of my raised beds at the front and discovered some carrots I'd forgotten about. They were perfectly lovely if a bit small. Variety Eskimo.
The carrot tops were lovely and green. I got to thinking and remembered that I'd read somewhere they were edible. A quick look on Pinterest revealed carrot top pesto and drying them to use in soups and salads like a herb. So they're currently drying in the dehydrator. I'm going to try to dehydrate the carrots too. They have to be sliced and steamed first. I'll report back on their success (or not!)
On Saturday nights OH and his Teenogre come over for dinner. I always try to make something special plus dessert. Last night I tried Pineapple Poke Cake. Recipe HERE I'd never heard of a Poke cake so was intrigued. It was delicious and so easy to make. I subbed GF flour, added about 30g of ground almonds and used dairy free butter and milk but followed the recipe exactly.
I had too much mixture for my cake tin so filled some muffin cases too.
It was amazing with some Alpro 'cream.' I even reheated some this morning for my breakfast (well it has all that pineapple so must count as 1 of my 5 a day 😉)