Our dear friends Helen and Dann (and little Jones) treated us to lunch at their place in Harris Park in Western Sydney today. Instead of flowers I thought I'd take them an Edible Balcony tasting pack.
It contained my first ripe carrot, the first bunch of ripe cherry tomatoes, several rainbow silverbeet stems, some sugar snap peas, curry leaves, basil, rosemary, thyme, mint and oregano.
the greens were crisp and squeaky fresh
the cherry tomatoes looked picture perfect while the carrot was squat and gnarled - or full of 'character' as I prefer to describe it
Helen generously cooked up my solitary carrot as part of her delicious beef wellington with baked vegies lunch. I know I sound a little like a boastful mother but it was the best tasting carrot anyone in the history of the world has ever tasted (mostly down to Helen's prowess as a chef no doubt !)