The days are drawing in, the evenings are darker and the weather is significantly cooler. However, there are still green tomatoes, some of which seem to be ripening others of which are succumbing to blight. Since the last harvest post we’ve picked another 9kg of tomatoes, four cucumbers, 2kg of carrots, half a kilo each…… Continue reading Harvest – Mid October 2021
Whilst there are still quite a few tomatoes still to come, its obvious that the plants are well past their best and we can see that the end of the season is in sight. We pulled up the first of the plants today which (surprisingly) was Summer Cider. Our harvest so far has been much…… Continue reading Mid September 2020 – The beginning of the end
Most things are doing fine. The tomatoes are cropping well with much the same weight of tomatoes as the previous couple of years so far. The 2018 crop seemed to peak in a few weeks time so it will be interesting to see how they compare. 2019 wasn’t a very good year overall, this year…… Continue reading August 2020 – Report so far
This recipe isn’t really a Tagine but it has all the taste of a Moroccan dish. When we first made it we were nervous of the spice quantities and we reduced them from the recipe we started with and ended up with this version. We’re looking for ways to reduce the number of pans (sauce,…… Continue reading Recipe: Fish Tagine
A relish to use the glut of beans early in the season.
Sweet & sour sauce will go with most things but we like to cook it with a lot of vegetables and have a little meat to go with it. These turkey mince balls are tasty and easy to make. As ever, items in italics are from our garden. Ingredients (for 2) 200g tomatoes 50g carrots…… Continue reading Recipe: Sweet & Sour Vegetables with Turkey Balls
A quick and easy risotto that uses plenty of tomatoes and so is good during August when there are plenty of ripe tomatoes coming from the garden. Ingredients (for 4) 400+g ripe tomatoes 150g carrots 1 Onion 3 small potatoes 2 celery stalks 100g mushrooms 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (or less…… Continue reading Recipe: Fish Tagine