Monday, October 24, 2011

Last Week

 Last week I got to the allotment to plant out the garlic. I could only spend about a hour there. The cold coming up through my boots left me with frozen feet for the rest of the day.

Got 25 good sized cloves.

Garlic covered with net to stop the birds pulling it up. 

 I know it is October but there is a asparagus spear growing. I think the poor plant is very confused. I lost count of the number of times I replanted the asparagus, I don't know if it was the birds or kids who kept digging them up.

 The tomatoes were finished in the garden so I dug them up and filled the pot with bulbs.

 I got enough raspberry off the canes in the allotment to make 3 pots of jam.

Ugly Vegetable.

Celeriac was on the cheap in Lidl. So I had to buy 1. What they lack in looks they make up for in taste.

Celeriac and potato layers.

1/2 a celeriac thinly sliced,
2 -3 large potatoes thinly sliced.
1 onion, thinly sliced, Soften in a little butter until golden.
Vegetable stock.

Butter the dish
Place a layer of celeriac on the base of the dish. Add some onion, followed by a layer of potato. onion celeriac, until you finish with a layer of potatoes. Season as you go.
Pour in the stock until it comes about half way up the dish.
Cook in the oven Fan 190C for about 40 minutes until the layers are soft and the top is crisp.

I know this is not very precise but I was working it out as I was making it. adjust to suit yourself.

I cooked the other half of the celeriac in water and mashed it. It was used the next day with bean stew.


  1. Yum! I love celeriac, we had some at lunch yesterday. I love the idea of a potato and celeriac bake.

  2. Your jam looks divine. Potato and celeriac bake looks just ready to pop onto my plate - I'd never thought of cooking the two together. Must try next time.

  3. It is a strange vegetable that taste so much better than it looks..
    It make a great soup.