We popped over to a friends in the village today as they said the wild garlic was ready to harvest.
For the last few years we've said we were going to harvest some to eat and never got round to it, so it was nice to finally get some!
This time of year it just blankets the ground, it's early so there are no flowers yet, but the smell is strong in the air.
It didn't take long to get half a bag full, plenty for what I had in mind.
|An troop of little helpers!|
It was the perfect afternoon for this type of activity and my friends land is just magical anyway, a lovely old estate where you discover something new every time.
It was a perfect spring day (although it's not quite spring yet!).
Tonight I just chopped up a large handful and added it to a simple omelette for tea (with mushrooms and cheese of course), my middle daughter wasn't convinced with the green bits until I reminded her that she helped pick them, then she was picking out the the leaves to eat! She was very proud of her contribution!
It tastes lovely and is quite a subtle flavour, not at all as strong as you'd think it was going to be.
I'm thinking now I need to make a pesto with the rest of our harvest, unless anyone else has a great recipe?
Do you harvest wild garlic leaves (ransoms)?
How do you eat them?