Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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The courgette plants are enormous and have produced marrows since I last looked...must be all the rain. I hope they don't stop producing courgettes now.

The Purple Sprouting & black kale plants seem to be doing ok...

The beans are battered but still clinging to the string (mostly).

And this area needs a weed pretty quickly! Still it doesn't have to be ready for the new (to me) greenhouse 'til Sept/Oct time.
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Anonymous pam said...

Everything looks to be thriving so you don't have to worry. Have you any beans coming?

There were 4 siskin in the garden at 8 am today! Lovely.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2007  
Blogger Joanna said...

Terrifying how quickly courgettes turn into marrows!

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Wednesday, 18 July, 2007  
Anonymous Allotment Lady said...

My courgettes are just beginning - isn't it wonderful when you first eat them before you get the glut

Thursday, 19 July, 2007  
Anonymous Big Mama said...

Yes, it is - but I love the glut.
I have a fab unusual courgette recipe - Claudia Roden. It might sound a bit odd but it really is good & you can have it hot or cold. We have it hot with a main meal and cold as a chunky dip.

Boil 2lbs courgettes in 1.25 pts of chicken stock till soft. Strain. mash the courgettes roughly. Fry 2 chopped onions in olive oil until golden. Add 4 crushed garlic cloves & stir till it colours. Add the mashed courgettes, 2 tablespoons of crushed mint (from the garden/allotment of course!), salt & pepper & cook, stirring for 5 mins. At this point you could freeze it. I add in nearly a pint of Greek yoghurt while it's cooling and then we eat it...I love it hot or cold. And the leftover chicken stock has a slight greenish colour but is great in gravy. Claudia says she drinks it. I've been tempted...

Thursday, 19 July, 2007  

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