Last night when I headed off to the veg patch with my trug I was a bit short on ideas. We had friends coming for supper, a bowl of scallops, but nothing else. As it turned out the trug quickly filled with small chard leaves, flat leaf parsley, rocket (the few leaves that the flea beetles had missed), red lettuce, beetroot, garlic and fennel bulbs. By the time I had mandolined by way through it all (and my finger tip), added some olive oil and the juice from a lime buried at the bottom of the fruit bowl, we had a very respectable salad. Who says there's nothing for supper!