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Saturday 1 May 2010


Is it just me, or are there a lot of dandelions this year?


  1. My Mother in law picks the leaves, cooks them with a bit of lemon juice and serves them up as the Greek dish "horta".

    I bet a lot of Greeks will be doing the same this year!

  2. Too late: ther are just a spark of yellow dust in the grass clippings pile now. But I like the idea of the horta. Anna is thinking of making nettle soup (something else that is flourishing this year at Chateau Nowhere), so perhaps we have a two-course meal in preparation. Does the horta go well with feta?

  3. Absolutely! LIDL do quite a nice feta but it's hard to find good olives! Judicious use of olive oil is required on the horta by the way.

  4. I'm quite fond of LIDL's stuff (jams and marmalades especially) but I haven't tried their cheeses. I always get the Crespo olives from my local Morrison's, which are the best I have had in a long time. (On the other hand, I have never been to Greece!)

    The olive oil on the horta went without saying! Can't have salad without it.


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