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Spinach Beet Growing In Veg Garden & How To Use It

| June 15, 2010

I have been growing spinach beet in the veg garden this year for the very first time. The leaves have started to get big and so I asked Topveg when I could start to harvest the spinach beet leaves. Once I knew that the leaves were ready to harvest I wasn’t sure how to use [...]

Seasonal Food For October

| October 3, 2007

Seasonal food for October as recommended by FARMA includes:  Apples Blackberries Beetroot Broccoli Cabbages Carrots Cauliflowers Courgettes Cucumbers French Beans Kohl Rabi Mange Tout Marrows Onions Peas Plums Potatoes Raspberries Runner Beans Spinach Strawberries Sugar Snaps Sweetcorn Turnips FARMA is the UK’s National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association. It “is a co-operative of farmers, producers selling [...]

Homegrown Tomatoes

| September 15, 2007

My tomatoes have not been successful this year as the flood in June ruined alot of my vegetable plants. Some of the tomato plants that I have grown from seed got a tomato disease and the others that managed to survive were never transferred to growing bags. So when I looked at the remnants of the tomato plants I was [...]

Lemony Courgette Salad

| September 14, 2007

My taste buds have had a real treat as I have sampled a number of interesting yet different courgette recipes recently. The latest recipe I decided to have a go at was Joanna’s Lemony Courgette Salad. This recipe got our taste buds really tingling. The tangy, zesty lemon mixed with the toasted pine nuts and [...]

Courgette Soup

| September 6, 2007

Yesterday I found a rather large courgette in the garden so decided to make courgette soup for lunch. Ingredients 900g / 2lb courgettes sliced thinly. 1 medium onion peeled and sliced. Butter for frying onions. 1tsp dried oregano. 1 pint of vegetable stock. 150g soft cheese. Method Heat butter in pan and fry onions until [...]

Seasonal Food For September

| September 5, 2007

Seasonal food for September as recommended by FARMA includes: Apples Blackberries Beetroot Broccoli Cabbages Carrots Cauliflowers Courgettes Cucumbers French Beans Kohl Rabi Mange Tout Marrows Onions Peas Plums Potatoes Raspberries Runner Beans Spinach Strawberries Sugar Snaps Sweetcorn Turnips FARMA is the UK’s National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association. It “is a co-operative of farmers, producers selling [...]

A Vegetable Portrait

| August 22, 2007

This morning Charlotte and Freddie from The Great Big Vegetable Challenge asked if anyone would like to create a face using vegetables. This was my creation at teatime tonight…..       ……Preparing tea has never been so much fun! If you would like to have a go at this activity or have a look [...]

Courgette and Green Tomato Chutney

| August 21, 2007

Back in early September 2005 I decided to use up some of the courgette and green tomatoes which kept growing in my veg garden by making courgette and green tomato chutney. I had never made chutney before but I thought I would give it a go. I am pleased to say that this chutney is [...]

Fried Courgette

| August 16, 2007

This lunch time we enjoyed our third courgette from the two flood damaged courgette plants. As we have not had many courgettes we are still enjoying them and want to taste the vegetable and not find other ways to use them up! We decided to cut the courgette lengthways.      Then we fried the pieces [...]

Courgette Harvested

| August 11, 2007

Last night Steve harvested my first courgette from the flood damaged courgette plants that managed to survive a week under water.   We only used half of this beauty which we just boiled and served with mince, new potatoes and cabbage. I will consult my courgette recipe list for more ideas on what to do with [...]