Saturday, 26 July 2014
Monday, 21 July 2014
I made the starter for a dinner party at the weekend for eleven..... Of course I had to impress with using something from the plot! Here it is! Candy stripe beetroot cut very thin into matchsticks, apple, watercress, mint, a lemony dressing and crumbled feta cheese. Delicious!
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Where the annual spinach has finished on the veggie plot I sowed some seeds today. Kohl Rabi, Perpetual Spinach and Turnips. Something to eat later on in the season all being well. I hope Im not too late
After a lot of rain and warm weather the plots growing well. Picked the last of the spinach. Have frozen loads of it. Also picked the peas. Jack shelled the lot. Some on our dinner plates tonight then the rest frozen. Dug up a few more potatoes and the rhubarb keeps on coming! Cabbages ready and loads of courgettes! Tonight I made courgette & bacon pasta.... Delicious. The butternut squash plants are growing crazy. Broccoli not so good. Picked a few pathetic looking heads. Apparently they like really firm soil and not too much watering.
Roasted some candy stripe beetroot this weekend. Lovely.
Friday, 4 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Its been pretty busy at the plot these last couple of weeks. Lots of sunshine meant lots of watering to be done. Evie has helped with that a lot... A great help. A few days of heavy rain and the plots gone mad! Spinach is growing so quick I can't keep up! I've frozen heaps of it, given some away and cooked a few different recipes. Spinach and feta filo pie was delish. Soup and tomorrow night I'm making pots (home grown by the way! ) with chorizo and spinach! Can't wait....
I picked the first cabbage tonight plus dug up a few potatoes. Oh....and just the one courgette too! I must remember to remove the male flowers.