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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Edible Garden

I was interested to see when watching BBC 2 's Gardeners World that Monty Don was discussing fennel. I usually cut back the herb fennel in the Autumn but I think I will follow his suggestion of leaving the seed heads until the New Year as they do look quite attractive.


I often use the fennel leaf on baked salmon and in salads but have never tasted the seeds. Monty demonstrated trying these . They have a strong aniseed flavour and are supposed to aid digestion. I have now sampled them. They are quite tasty and I shall now probably pick the old one as I pass by.


I equally only learned the other day from a comment on my blog post by my sister that nasturtiums seeds are known as the poor man's caper.


I haven't been tempted to try these although I have occasionally used the leaf and flower in salad.


I can see that we are not the only ones to find these tasty!






3 comments:

  1. I love Monty Don! Almost as much as looking at your pictures. I like fennel seed and like you have not tried the poor mans caper but the flower is stunning, you could loose yourself in that colour. Great Snap! as always.

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  2. Fennel seeds are often in Italian sausage here and each seed packs quite an aniseed punch doesn't it?

    I love nasturtiums but bit indifferent to capers except in one or two specific recipes. Not sure if they can be used fresh - only ever bought them in expensive little jars!

    Great snail photo.

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  3. I love the smell of fennel - i should get some for my garden

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