Typical of growing veg; one day you are celebrating the odd bit of purple sprouting and a strawberry or two and the next it looks like a veg war has broken out in the kitchen! All the cook books are out and I am researching preserving and new ideas for cooking.
I had a good crop of broccoli. I have experimented with freezing some as chunky florets and I made 8 pints of broccoli soup!
I tried a new recipe for chicken and courgettes which went quite a long way. Gentle fry garlic and onions, add sliced courgettes and a teaspoon of oregano Add enough stock to cover and simmer, add some partially cooked pasta and some chicken pieces and simmer. Add a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese.
I stirred in some spinach - just because its going to seed in the sudden heat!
I could really do with some tomatoes - the price of tinned ones is unbelievable, I popped into the Co-op and they wanted 65p for an ordinary tin! Our tomatoes are struggling a bit even in the greenhouse and the polytunnel.