My harvest

Garden harvestOk so this summer has been a bit weird even for the UK. We have had a bit of summer at the tail end of July and beginning of August, however it has turned again. I have a load of tomatoes on the turn, and I need sun AND heat! Fingers crossed for an indian summer.

We have had a poor showing on the golden cherry tomatoes. Incredibly tasty but not many of them. The runner beans however have really done us proud as have the padron peppers and some assorted chillies.

I have 3 spaghetti squash that look good, one of which is starting to turn yellow, so fingers crossed as it’s my fave. There are what look like 2 acorn squash, and 1 or 2 zucchinis. More photos to come when they get a bit larger. There is also one mystery squash that I need to get a photo of to see if anyone knows what it is! It is the shape of a cooking pumpkin and it’s a variagated green.

I have only eaten larger runner beans and have never liked them. No taste really. Recently we picked some fresh andOrganic veg box delivery streamed them and they were awesome! Loved every bite, so fingers crossed my harvest today will taste as good tonight.

I received my latest organic veg box delivery yesterday and it was a cracker! Again, apologies for the poor photo! There was corn, a small head of califlower, cabbage, carrots, kohl rabi. Not pictured were the grapes, blueberries and raspberries. MMMM Fab box! Oooh and let’s not forget the lovely big bag of spinach. I sense some spinach and ricotta pasta dish this weekend!

I am going to do some type of roasted corn dish, recipe to follow. I have been making cauliflower crust pizza lately as well, and it’s been lovely. The only addition to the crust has been pepper, a clove of garlic and 2 T of nutritional yeast. I used tomato paste as the sauce as well which was a tasty change.

Organic KohlrabiLook at this beauty! I love purple kohlrabi! I have a Greek Cypriot friend who introduced me to them and I used them really simply.

Kohlrabi with lemon

  • 1 kohlrabi peeled and sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
  • sea salt

I just put the slices in an airtight container, squeeze the lemon over and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Put in the fridge to chill a bit and eat. It is really tasty. If you find the lemon a bit sharp, put a tiny bit of water in with the lemon juice as well.

 

Have a good one!

X Steph