No, the trout have not been mating with the salmon to create a new breed – the rainbow refers to the vegetables. I have this little kitchen gadget where you feed vegetables (or other stuff if you like) into the top and they come out the shoot in ribbons like this. I was drawn to it because the different grater / slicer attachments come in a stack of bold primary colours and I’m bit of a sucker for colour stacks. Obviously the kids love to feed the veg down the shoot and obviously there can be a bit of a fight over who gets to be chief operator..I’m cool with that because there’s usually some kind of a ruckus in the afternoon here so it might as well be a scrap over who gets to prep the courgette.
The perk of prepping the veg like this, aside from the obvious prettiness is it’s then instant to cook. I just added some garlic, lemon , flaked hot smoked salmon and some frozen peas and corn to this carrot, courgette, beetroot combo and then crumbled in a little feta at the end. Stirred through spaghetti (gluten free for us , but linguini in my dreams). If you’re lucky like us and have flat leaf parsley growing like a weed you can put some on top.