Monday, 16 April 2012

Light lunch

Snake beans, carrots, kale, garlic. All from our garden. Just quickly sautéed.

And an egg from our girls. Perfect!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Snake beans

This is the first year I have grown snake beans. They took ages to start growing. But once they finally started climbing up the fence, you just couldn't stop them.

They keep on producing the most delicious beans. Will definitely save plenty of seeds to grow more of them next year.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Purple okra flowers

I just love the flowers of okra.Aren't they magnificent?The okra is tasty, too, of course.Look at the velvety centre.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Some harvest pictures

The grapes were a success! We picked several baskets full of different varieties of grapes. Ate a heap, gave a heap away, made wine.
The veggie garden produced well, and with the surplus I made a big batch of Sweet Mustard Pickles.
We are still picking yellow tomatoes. Sweet and juicy.
The root vegetables are still bountiful. Roast parsnips are probably our favourite.
We also picked a heap of apples at a neighbour's place. So we (the Gnomes) had a little apple pie competition. This is Berry Gnome's pie. Mine wasn't that pretty. Both were nice.Especially served up with a little decadent dollop of cream.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


This year we had a good, steady supply of capsicums. They are incredibly sweet and juicy. We ate them mostly raw - just cut into strips or chunks.