Often recommended as a potato substitute for diabetics and the weight conscious they can cause flatulence in some people and those eating Jerusalem artichokes for the first time are advised to start with small quantities.
King Richard Leeks
Leeks are a versatile vegetable, with a similar, but milder flavour to onions, for which they can easily be substituted.
At The Chef’s Garden @ Epicurean we grow a variety of pumpkins and winter squash including butternut, Mariana Di Chioggia, Musquee de Provence, Red Hokkaido, spaghetti squash, triamble and Whangaparoa crown.
Chard sometimes called Swiss chard or Rainbow Chard
There are several varieties of sorrel available and at The Chef’s Garden @ Epicurean we grow French sorrel (Rumex scutatus) and the rather stunning red-veined sorrel (Rumex sanguineus).
A mix of wild herbs, edible weeds, chicory and radicchio, contrasting bitter and sweet flavours to give a salad that has great visual appeal and is satisfying to eat.
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