Sourdough bread, Brussel Pate, Fennel, Prosciutto
After arranging the fennel on a platter I sprinkled some mild cheddar and gratinated in a hot oven. Fennel served on Sourdough bread with Brussel Pate, cherry tomato and Prosciutto ham, lots of black pepper and sea salt makes a perfect lunch.
Australian Fennel Honey
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a plant species in the genus Foeniculum (treated as the sole species in the genus by most botanists). It is a member of the family Apiaceae (formerly the Umbelliferae). It is a hardy, perennial, umbelliferous herb, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is generally considered indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean, but has become widely naturalised elsewhere (particularly, it seems, areas colonized by the Romans, and may now be found growing wild in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on river-banks.
It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses, and is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Florence fennel or finocchio is a selection with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable.
Fennel is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Mouse Moth and the Anise Swallowtail.
An afternoon studio work at home. Natural light was almost not available due to rain here in Dubai!