Monday, 22 August 2011


The only problem with taking your hols at this time of year is that you come home to a mountainous pile of fruit and veg that need dealing with urgently.


So far I have;

Tomato soup, Passata roasted on the leftover heat of the barbe, Celery soup made today and enjoyed for lunch, all in the freezer

I have of course had much of the produce fresh in salads etc. or out in the garden, peas find it hard to make it indoors. The dog also loves them. Just the teen to convince. He has had beetroot and declared it ok. He was especially keen when I explained that genetically he was quite likely to have golden wee wee as a result.(sorry about that)

I also have so many plans for pickles preserves and chutneys plus various dishes which I can freeze and enjoy later in the year.

I look forward to sharing the process with you.


  1. Oh I am so jealous of your Glut! My Garden has done ok, I must try not to grumble. Some of the old favourites like Beetroot, runner beans, basil, courgettes have struggled this year, I have one cucumber limping along! Fruit on the other hand has been brilliant, I am going to make Blackberry Brandy this afternoon. Your produce looks great. :)

  2. Louise, you've done very well! I think it's been a hard year what with rain, and hail, and extreme heat. My Geraniums are doing fine, but petunias not good at all this year To be successful with your veg is such an accomplishment!

    I thought your header read 'Gutted' I thought you were referring to Elizabeth closing her blog!
    Happy Holidays!
    Love Suex

  3. Wow your garden has done so well. I wish I could say the same about mine. I think I have brown thumbs and better stick to crochet.

  4. I think your garden is more productive than our allotment at the moment!
    It all looks great and your preserving ideas sound interesting! Our dogs like peas too!
    Lucy xx


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