So Back to the point. Yes, getting on with it in gardening terms, means really getting stuck into it and preparing like mad for the coming season which is really now. So a few pics from some gardens around the place and of course Jampa Ling.
There are actually quite a few around, it’s open day and I think they are all in the tunnel having a well earned cup of tea. The new cultivated area is looking very well. About 4 apple trees have been planted . These were bought from the Seed Savers in Claire. I left having been presented with a head of york cabbage grown from seed in the tunnel with a promise to return soon.
So whats next? oh yes, Ballinamore Community Garden, yes The Fohera community garden https://www.facebook.com/FoheraCommunityGarden,
yes, Brendan has done a fine job on the tunnel.
The timing of my visit was very good. Patricia was picking mushrooms for curried mushroom soup(see recipe below).
Curried mushroom soup
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup dried oysters
- 1 cup morel
- 1 cup porcini mushroom
- 1 1/2 cups chopped leeks , white part only
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 4 cups skim milk
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 2 cups chopped fresh portabella mushrooms
- 4 cups chopped fresh shiitake mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chervil
1Pour the boiling water, the oysters and dried mushrooms in a bowl and set aside to soak.
2preheat a heavy stockpot over medium heat for about 1 minute, then spray it twice with the vegetable oil.
3add the leeks and saute for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until translucent.
4add the flour and curry powder.
5stir with a wooden spoon until the leeks are well coated.
6add the milk and bouillon cube.
7raise the heat to high and cook just until bubbles begin to form around the edge.
8lower the heat to low and whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
9stir in the fresh mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
10meanwhile remove the reconstituted mushrooms from their soaking liquid, strain, squeeze out excess moisture, and roughly chop.
11add to the stockpot and cook for 1 minute more.
12stir in the sherry.