Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Green oasis amid the city traffic


This is a wonderful place and off the tourist route but a short walk from County Hall or The Houses of parliament, over lambeth Bridge is this green oasis full of weird gardening tools and videos of mechanical shrubbery racing around?! A great vegetarian cafe too. when we were there you could get a lunch for £3-50 and sit outside amongst the herbs and next to this delightful knot garden. Capt. Bligh of the Mutiny On The Bounty fame is buried nearby in an ornate tomb as well as other notables. The Archbishop of Canterbury's Palace is next door which is private most of the year but the gardens are open on certain days for fetes etc. Sometimes a nun will pop out the side gate and polish the brass bell push and letter box.

4 comments:

Syl said...

Now this would be my cup of tea, the Lambeth Garden. Get to enjoy nature, fresh air, good eats! Cheap doesn't hurt either. Now what was this about mechanical thingys running about?! Oh, reminds me...can you give me your recipe for curried rice and veggies(which was excellent!)? I know you vary it and probably don't need to measure spices,etc...but at least a vague idea of how you made it. Captain Bleigh ended up there, did he...thought he got tossed to the fish! Have you seen Pirates of the Caribbean?

hazel said...

Yes, Pirates of the Caribbean is great. One of Johnny ~Depp's best films, Ooooarrgh me hearties!

Curried vegetables-
Fry onion and garlic in pan until soft- add madras curry powder or mixture of Turmeric,Cumin, Coriander etc.- add juice of half a lemon or whole lemon if you like lemon alot. Add tin of tomatoes.salt and pepper, Bay leaf. lentils or other pulse like beans or chick peas. Add your other veggies. Mushrooms. Courgettes, Potatoes. parsnip etc. etc. simmer until mushy. add teaspoon of garma masala.

serve with rice or Nan bread. Chutney. Yoghurt. Poppadums etc.

Wash down with cold beer. Yummy!

Syl said...

Man oh man, the taste buds are going now!!! Thanks so much and luckily Jonathan is off to Wilson Farms for the freshest veggies ever! Ta for now. Oh! Johnny Depp is THE MAN! Hugs...

wastedpapiers said...

Had to add this film as the old one was kaput!