Recipe – Tasty Cucumber Pickle

For the first time in many years we have a glut of cucumbers. This isn’t because we have particularly more than usual (although the plants are doing well) but because my better half is unable to eat salads at the moment and I can’t get through the cucumbers. So we had to look for something…… Continue reading Recipe – Tasty Cucumber Pickle

Recipe – Courgette Pakoras

Throughout August if your courgettes are doing well, you’ll be actively looking for recipes to use them up. This is a simple lunchtime snack which uses a few easily. FryingFlippedout of the ovenCourgette & Onion Pakoras Ingredients 125g Gram Flour1/4 tsp Chilli Powder3/4 tsp curry powder1/4 tsp garlic powder1/4 tsp ground ginger1/4 tsp ground corriander1/4…… Continue reading Recipe – Courgette Pakoras

Recipe: Basil Pesto

Basil is one of those herbs which I grow more in hope than expectation. Sometimes it does well, others it’s not worth the space. 2021 is proving to be a good year with plenty of tasty plants. That introduces the problem of what to do with excess. Mixing it with salad leaves is good but…… Continue reading Recipe: Basil Pesto

Recipe: Fish Pie (with tomatoes & Vegetables)

A simple to make, tasty fish pie recipe which links to our tomato and vegetable growing theme. As always, our recipes seem to be more Vegetables with … as we add extra vegetables compared to the original source. Adding Creme Fraiche makes the pie moist without spoiling the flavour. Ingredients (for 2) 500g mashed potatoes1…… Continue reading Recipe: Fish Pie (with tomatoes & Vegetables)

Recipe – Simple Tasty Tomato Soup – Deal with the Glut

In August and early September there is always a glut of tomatoes and whilst there are lots of ways of dealing with it, freezing, chutney, sauce, etc., this is another recipe which is also good in September when the days are getting a bit cooler, it makes an excellent lunch and freezes well if you…… Continue reading Recipe – Simple Tasty Tomato Soup – Deal with the Glut

Recipe – Fantastic Simple Red Tomato Chutney

This year (as usual) we now have a glut of tomatoes. There are only so many one can chop up and freeze, or turn into tomato sauce or eat, so we’re aways looking out for other things to do with them. This year (2020) our mix of colours is heavily biased to wards red tomatoes…… Continue reading Recipe – Fantastic Simple Red Tomato Chutney

Recipe: Warm Sausage Salad

At this time of year (July – August) we get a glut of salad items to the point where just eating them as a cold salad isn’t enough. We’ve found a number of recipes for warm salads and have found this is one of the most versatile. The basic recipe can be extended by adding…… Continue reading Recipe: Warm Sausage Salad

Recipe: Carrot Cake

In previous years, I’ve grown more beetroot than we’ve been able to eat, beetroot is good pickled, but as a vegetable its less useful. This year I decided to replace the beetroot bed with carrots so my guess is I’ll get more carrots than we know what to do with so I’ve been looking for…… Continue reading Recipe: Carrot Cake