Monday, 24 August 2015

Harvests

We have had a few rainy afternoons so the garden is generally looking green and bountiful. The sweet peas  and the garden peas are finishing but the perennials and sweetcorn are flourishing. Like everyone we have runner beans piling up and a steady supply of sweetcorn.
 Not all the cobs are full due to some lack of pollination. The courgettes have eased off and I am on top of this now and picking just two or three a day at the very small stage.  Butternut squashes are filling out for later in September.  Lots more tomatoes to come but this was today's pick!
Diced 3 lbs up and created a space in the freezer by pulling out a tub of rhubarb for puddings. Tomato dishes are forefront on the menu this week.  I need to find a more tasty recipe for tomato soup as the last lot was a little bland. I tried to add cayenne pepper later but overdid it. Yuk.





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  1. I've never found fresh toms very good for soup. So we sell the toms and buy tinned tomatoes instead which sounds daft but the they sell for £1 a bag and a tin is only 34p so actually cost effective

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    1. After nearly an hour of chopping 3 lbs up I began to think favourably of tins!

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  2. I find I have to reduce the sauce right down and the flavour is wonderful. I've been making Ragu and other types of tomato sauce.

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    1. Today I tried harder to condense and I used a better quality stock too. Worked out well.

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  3. I'm still chomping through courgettes and runner beans at the moment and just about keeping up with the tomatoes. Our corn is not quite ready.
    xx

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    1. Been picking the courgettes early and trying something new. Split in two, score the flesh and skin and fry in oil/butter. Sprinkle some herbs on flesh and when nicely coloured pop in oven with a grating of hard cheese. Quite nice,

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