Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Noire Charbonneuse

A beautiful tomato.
Quite 'meaty', too.
Simply delicious.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Lettuce-Leaf Basil

...with tomatoes and mozzarella. It can't get better than that! :)

Friday, 27 January 2012

Home-made Burgers

This time we made them with Irish Soda Buns. (Not to be recommended for burgers, as they are too crumbly, and the tomato sauce softens them even further. Big mess!!)Oh oh. Tricky. How to put the second half of the bun on top, without everything collapsing?Whatever you do (mess or no mess), it's delicious and very enjoyable.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

The best sweet corn ever

Even though it does not look perfect. A few gaps, small, etc. but it's our own. We grew it. Just bung it in boiling water for a minute or two.
Then a dollop of butter on the cob, let it melt, tuck in. It was incredibly sweet, tender and creamy. Not that I am biased or something. But it was the best sweet corn ever. :)

Monday, 23 January 2012

Zucchini pizza

Move over artichoke hearts! Zucchini strips are the go! Just use your vegetable peeler to get long thing strips of zucchini. Throw them on to your pizza.
Half the pizza has pesto instead of tomato paste. Plus some olives. YUMMY!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Today's harvest

We've been picking zucchinis (who hasn't?) and cucumbers (variety - Home-made Pickles) and started with a few little cherry tomatoes. The big ones are still very green and will need a bit more time to ripen.
What are you picking at the moment?

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Salmon, dill & new potatoes tart

This is a really delicious recipe from the Hairy Bikers' 'Perfect Pies' cookbook.It looks rather rich, but is light and more-ish. Perfect with a green salad.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Zucchini salad with tahini dressing

Yes, it's zucchini season again! There are just soooo many ways to enjoy them.

This is a new recipe that I tried, and loved. I'll definitely make this one again very soon. It's from Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall's new book "Veg Every Day". Just love that book.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Carrot flowers

I always let some vegetable plants go to flower/seed. Not only are they pretty, they also attract all kinds of insects and bees, and also supply us with next year's seeds.
Isn't this carrot flower pretty?

Friday, 6 January 2012