This final article in the series looking at our sowing plans for 2014 covers those odds and ends that did not fit well in any of the previous parts. Included here are the tubers – potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes. At some point I would like to experiment with other tubers, such as oca, but I doubt that we will get around to it this year. Also included are various leafy things. Continue reading
Having enjoyed a variety of crisp homegrown apples over the last few weeks my taste buds have been calling for one of my favourites, a Waldorf salad. The ingredients are perfectly seasonal right now, and this salad is so well known that it hardly needs a recipe, unless, like Basil Fawlty, it has somehow escaped one’s notice, in which case you are in for a treat. Oscar Tschirky is credited with the creation of the Waldorf salad, whilst working as maître d’hôtel at the then Waldorf Hotel, New York, around 1893. In 1896 he published a cookery book, in which the original recipe appeared, comprising apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Walnuts, it seems, were a later addition, as are various other ingredients that now find their way into this simple but delicious salad.