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

At Last! – Tomatoes starting to Ripen & other things

Minibel (outside)Sandpoint (in greenhouse)Oleron YellowFirst harvest!!First Fruit showing colour About two weeks later than normal, our tomatoes are beginning to show signs of ripening. Although we normally get a few tomatoes starting around 11th July, this year they seem late. I think its a combination of not growing the cultivars that are reliably early (Bloody…… Continue reading At Last! – Tomatoes starting to Ripen & other things

Update – Mid July 2021

Our veg patch & one greenhouse OK, whilst the tomatoes are yet to start ripening most of the rest of the garden seems to be doing OK. The strawberry plants are giving us enough for fruit most mornings with our cereal and we picked the first raspberries today. One of the difficulties that we haven’t…… Continue reading Update – Mid July 2021

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

End of June update

We’re at the end of June and the garden is looking OK. The vegetables are beginning to deliver with Sugar Snap Peas, Broad Beans and French Beans adding to the Lettuce and Radishes that we’ve been harvesting for a while. Nothing in “glut” volumes yet but the courgettes, cucumbers & French Beans look like they’re…… Continue reading End of June update

Recipe: Chicken Noodle & Vegetable Soup

This recipe really isn’t about the chicken or the noodles but about making something simple that uses whatever vegetables are in season. As such its slightly difficult to identify what are the ingredients we’ve added from our garden as its “anything you want” that will cook quickly. The ingredients in italics are from our garden.…… Continue reading Recipe: Chicken Noodle & Vegetable Soup

Recipe: Pasta Free Lasagna

This recipe replaces the lasagna sheets with sliced courgettes and beef tomatoes. The meat sauce can be used in lots of other recipes. Its our development of what started life as a much more “chefy” recipe which involved lots of other stages. As ever, items in italics are from our garden. Ingredients (for 2) 2…… Continue reading Recipe: Pasta Free Lasagna

Recipe: Roast Vegetables & Salmon

I love tray bakes, they’re simple and (usually) just need you to put it all together and leave it alone. This recipe isn’t quite that simple but takes about 40 minutes from start to finish. Ingredients (for 2) 100g (or more) cherry tomatoes 1 large courgette 60g (or more) french beans 2 peppers ( 1…… Continue reading Recipe: Roast Vegetables & Salmon