Category: grow your own food

We are still waiting for a confirmed moving date but in the…

We are still waiting for a confirmed moving date but in the meantime we have been harvesting, cooking and storing all we can. I will miss this dear Bramley apple tree that we were given by our neighbours as they never had any fruit off of it! Poppy and Baskerville also thought they would help Matt pick some apples!

Drying ‘Czar’ runner beans which I will use in cooking…

Drying ‘Czar’ runner beans which I will use in cooking throughout the winter. They make a great substitute for butter beans.

 I’m making parsley butter, sage butter and mint sauce with…

 I’m making parsley butter, sage butter and mint sauce with these herbs.

I have had to harvest the winter squash from the allotment as it…

I have had to harvest the winter squash from the allotment as it will need to be handed back very shortly due to our move to Ireland. They are now all out on the front wall in the sunshine curing so that they can be kept and used over winter.

Tomato harvest!I have harvested the majority of the ‘Roma’…

Tomato harvest!

I have harvested the majority of the ‘Roma’ tomatoes and a few random yellow ones! I have saved the seed from a couple of them to grow next year.

This is the last of the little onions drying. They will be…

This is the last of the little onions drying. They will be pickled, roasted to go in vegetable stew and used in pasta sauce.

The last of the red onions lifted. These are destined to be…

The last of the red onions lifted. These are destined to be roasted with tomatoes, peppers and a couple of chillies and made in to sauce for pasta.

Growing sunflowers for their seed to press for oil.

Growing sunflowers for their seed to press for oil.

Its always a bonus when you find a few random beetroot! 

Its always a bonus when you find a few random beetroot! 

Matt and I had 6 hours at the allotment today, sorting out tools…

Matt and I had 6 hours at the allotment today, sorting out tools for the move and digging potatoes.