There are still Sweet Peppers ripening... made a big batch of sauce to go with meatballs or squash, good with pasta
Beetroot is now all up and ready to turn into a couple of jars of pickle
and some spice relish. Some were quite woody so they are in the compost, chopped small to help the break down more quickly. Last year I left some in the ground, and when I came to pull them up they had be gnawed by rats, so this year I decided to harvest the
remaining ones all together
The late sowing of Carrots have some sweet roots ready to eat, which together with some Celery stalks and some Onions
from the big bag in the garage, made a decent batch of mirepoix, frozen in portions to freeze. Good to have to hand as a base for all sorts of things, especially when Tomato suace base is added.
have given up their last harvest for this year. They were chopped and added to a Beef Madras, with of course several portions now in the freezer. It has been a busy week for cooking
are still growing well, although not for much longer, and the most recent picking joined some Chicken & Mushrooms in a casserole.
And Cucumbers are still growing, albeit slowly, and I managed
to pick some Dill to accompany them into the jars of pickles
The first of the Lord Derby Cooking Apples are ripe. These don't turn to fluff when
they are cooked, so are very useful for all sorts of things. This week was Apple Beignets, which came out rater well. This was something my Mum used to cook, using eating Apples slightly past their best, or windfalls, so these were a lovely memory of childhood.