Sunday, November 28, 2010

Summer Garden Update

Chloe sitting in the new garden with the lettuce & carrots behind her.  It's great to see her take an active interest in the veggie plot, she loves to water, weed & of course harvest the goods.

This is the new plot, its coming along slowly but pretty much everything has at least sprouted, now we just have to wait for things to get bigger & see if they produce well.

Some lettuce & heirloom carrots, all coming along nicely & before I know it we will be picking the lettuce, this will be the first thing we harvest from the garden this summer

Beans with the potato crop in the rear, going nuts!  I'm a good Polish/Lithuanian girl so love my spuds, hope there are millions under the dirt

Asparagus slowly appearing, a couple of years before I get to taste this bed

Four different tomato varieties, spring onions & leeks in the rear

I have the rain, now I need some sun so all of these babies can grow, grow, grow...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Busy Days

Busy days with a new job have meant that my blogging has sadly fallen behind.  I had to give up on the end of the cookbook challenge though I'm still happy that I did every week right up until the last couple when I was running around like a mad woman & had to say no for my kids & my sanity!

While I try and get myself back into a groove, here are some pictures of dishes made with the broad bean crop which is now all over ( I do have several bags in the freezer for later use though)!

Broad Bean, pea & pancetta salad with blanched almonds

Beetroot, broad bean & chard salad (all from the garden!!)

For now I am busy keeping up the new summer garden which will hopefully be producing soon, planning meals that I can make ahead, spending lazy summer days with the kids on my days off & the Christmas onslaught has begun too, so its dinners, parties, kids concerts, end of year break ups etc.  Love this time of year, enjoy XXX