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Rainy Day Watercress Simple Sandwich

Its raining it’s pouring the old man is snoring…I have been stuck in side with a 14 month old baby for too many days. Southerly winds and driving rain is running down my window panes. I was planning to make a twice baked watercress souffle from Sophie Grigsons cook book – The definitive guide to delicious cooking & eating vegetables. I got my Little river grown fresh watercress from the fridge ready and waiting while I started to prepare my ingredients.One major problem I only had one egg left!.   So I flagged that idea and with the inspiration from Sophie Grigson describing her “british childhood suppers of first class white bread with salty butter and packed full of watercress” decided I would make a simple watercress sandwich. 

As it is cold and rainy I couldn’t have a cold sandwich, so I fried my solitary egg, toasted my honey vienna bread and added a big pile of watercress, halved cherry tomatoes and added a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and pinch of sea salt.  It was actually delicious, ok I know this is not cooking…more assembly, however I do recommend.  

Watercress & Egg SandwhichWarm buttercup pumpkin, bacon & tomato autumn salad


Rocket has now been bumped from no 1 spot for my winter salad green and watercress is now the winner!.  Here are some simple facts you may not of known about watercress:

Taste & texture: Peppery taste, crisp stem & soft leaves. It puts up well with being used in a warm salad or as a cushion for other ingredients.

Nutritional benefits: Watercress is part of the cabbage family with anti cancer properties and can boast it has more iron than spinach. It is a very good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D & E, (basically the whole alphabet) fiber, folic acid, iodine, iron, copper, and calcium . They also provide an excellent source of manganese, sulfur, protein, and carotene.  It stimulates the appetite and boosts your energy!.
From this list I am sure you are sold on watercress now also!. I use to live in Oxford, North Canterbury and remember seeing it growing wild on the bank of the stream. It really is a beautiful green!. Keep your eye out for it at the farmers market.
The Home Cookie x

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