Wednesday, May 09, 2007

C is for Cress - Egg and Cress Sandwiches


Noone ever said the Great Big Veg Challenge had to be sophisticated. Egg and Cress sandwiches are simplicity itself, completely unthreatening to the veg-phobic Freddie. In fact, I put these down in front of him, turned round and when I looked back they had gone. The boy must have an "inhale" mode that bypasses normal eating methods in favour of speed. "What's our blog recipe today Mum?" he asked. "That was it." And he seemed pleased. The score was ten out of ten.
Last week Freddie was delighted to see that we had visitors from the Falkland Islands on the blog. He stuck a football sticker on his map of the world which completely obscured the islands. The GBVC has so far heard from all continents apart from Antarctica...

Egg and Cress sandwiches with basil
Hard boil three eggs, mash in a bowl with a teaspoon of low-fat mayonnaise, a teaspoon of creme fraiche and a pinch of salt and pepper.Chop up a punnet of salad cress and mix in - with a handful of chopped basil leaves. Spread on your sandwich bread.
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  1. There you are David - the height of culinary sophistication....
    And we loved it !

  2. I've been enjoying your veggie video clips and wondered if you had seen this organic vegetable Star Wars film!

    This blog is such a good idea, and great fun to read, keep up the good work.

    I think you should try growing some cress on cotton wool in eggshells with faces painted on them - no matter how old you get it never stops being funny!

  3. Watercress, land cress, curly cress. There are all kinds of cresses, very nourishing. Good for you finding ways to incorporate them into everyday meals.

  4. Great Big Veg Challenge5:28 AM

    Ed - Yes - I have a dilemma though - Watercress is such a great vegetable in its own right. Should I keep it until W for Watercress? What do you think?

  5. great Big Veg Challenge5:29 AM

    Emily - I love that clip and will try and add it to the list on the side. Thanks

  6. Hooray! The egg and cress sandwich, summer in a butty!

  7. Have you tried growing your own cress? Follow the simple instructions given by I am growing my own at the moment and will try your recipes when I have my harvest of cress!
    Sara from farmingfriends in Yorkshire


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