I always enjoy a simple bit of foraging food for a meal and I like teaching the children what they can look for.
The other night we picked some wild garlic for tea to go with stir fried veg. I then went and foraged in the garden as well! I'm really missing my purple sprouting this year after the snow and cold got it but I can still russel up a meal from the garden.
I have a bed of swede (rutabaga) in the ground from last year that never grew to much and has just started to go to flower. I harvested these unopened flower heads as a broccoli substitute, as well as some kale leaves and a few of last years chard leaves.
Stir fried in a bit of butter with a huge amount of wild garlic thrown in it made a good side veg for our omelette and potatoes, possibly a hint of bitterness but not enough to put me off.
This year I'm determend to make more of an effort to using some more of my weeds from the garden - there's certainly enough of them!
Anyone cooking what others would consider waste?