Back in May I bought myself a new plant to try in the polytunnel - a peanut. I had never grown one before and as I like to try something new each year this looked like a good choice ... and it was only a couple of euros so would be no great loss if it died in the first week!
I can now reveal that we have harvested the peanuts and are busy planning what to do with them.
- Shall we make a batch of peanut butter?
- A satay sauce might be tasty
- Personally I like peanut cookies.
On second thoughts we may have to put all these recipes on hold as the entire peanut harvest amounted to this ....
|Peanut harvest at Eco-Gites of Lenault - 2014|
I can't eat raw peanuts as even one will give me sinusitis (cooked are fine) but Simon and Tom had a taste. Simon said they were OK but Tom didn't like them, although I don't think he has ever had the raw before so they were probably not what he was expecting.
Am I disappointed with my peanut harvest? No, I am actually impressed that in Normandy I have managed to crop at least some nuts. But do you know where on the plant peanuts grow? It may not be where you expect!