Chervil grown from seed (taken end July)

Chervil lies in pole position amongst my reasons for tending a garden.  Grown from seed in May, it has rewarded me with symmetrical feathery leaves through ’til early September (my fault in over-picking, rather than any lack of enthusiasm on its behalf).

There are two main reasons for this.  Firstly its subtly flavoured, beautifully symmetrical and delicately feathery leaves; and secondly – though not least – because it cannot be bought by anyone outside of the restaurant trade. [UPDATE: Abel & Cole now sell it, we love you A&C]

I use it to cook omelettes fines herbes, to decorate canapes, tossed in salads, and most importantly in the recipe below: Continue…