I finally got to my allotment and much to my amazement it was not as bad as I feared. Grant you the place is over run by fat pigeons and there is not a intact brassic plant in the place.
This year my one success story is leeks. I grew them from seed and they are doing great. I brought 4 home with me for dinner and I still have 19 more to harvest as I need them.
4 leeks. trimmed, washed and cut in half.
5tbsp creme fraiche
2 teaspoons mustard. (English)
150g grated cheese. (cheddar)
salt and pepper.
Butter to grease the dish,
Oven 180 fan
Blanch the leeks in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Drain again and dry in a clean tea towel.
Mix the creme fraichi mustard and cheese together.
Butter a shallow dish and arrange the leeks on the bottom. Spoon the sauce mixture over the leeks. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden.