8 November 2012 in Vegetarian
Whenever I am in England I buy cress, it’s lovely in sarmies & salads and has a distinct peppery taste. I’ve never understood why it’s not available here and we will completely gloss-over how the seeds found their way to our shores!
Back in 2011 I sowed some of the seeds with very poor results, my surname might be Green but clearly the fingers aren’t! I put the remaining seeds in a drawer and forgot about them until last week. This time I used a seedling-mix soil, made sure it was very damp and scattered the seeds on top. I used small spay bottle to water them and left them on the kitchen windowsill.
The next morning you could see little growths which was encouraging and I made sure I keep them well watered.
Day 4 was even more exciting! Obviously having deep and meaningful conversations with the cress worked.
Yes, I did bring a tin of Spam back for Himself, and he enjoyed it too. I thought it would be fun to grow my cress in the tin. Pity we chowed it all, I’m sure the addition of some cress would have lifted the Spam to new culinary heights!
In the meantime here is a classic British sandwich, egg & cress, watch out Alan Titchmarsh…..