Monday, 20 July 2015

Broccoli Heads, Soft Fruits and Sweet Bites

Ah yes, I do have some raspberries and strawberries to share for my Monday Harvest, but you will also be pleased to note that I have also harvested some green veg from the garden. 
My first lot of bushy broccoli heads.  These have already been consumed and enjoyed. 
Some of you may be interested in my day trip to the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmathenshire.  

I especially liked the Ghost Forest which highlights deforestation and depletion of the worlds natural resources. 
  So here are some of my homegrown Strawberries and raspberries
Our neighbours gave us some cherries that they had foraged whilst on their walks.



I made some soft berry fruit mini pancakes, they were super airy, fluffy and puffy. 
And some free form soft fruit scones.   I am sharing these freshly picked raspberries, strawberries, and broccoli with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Mondays.  

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  1. Those berries look delicious. I've been watching my side shoots on my broccoli. I'm hoping to get to eat it again soon.

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    1. Daphne, I spotted some side shoots on my broccoli too.

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  2. I've given up growing my own berries as I can't seem to keep up with the maintenance. Yours look wonderful. And those pancakes! They look so fluffy - like berry crumpets. Yum.

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    1. Susie, I have to confess I am struggling picking the raspberries, and am quite content for the birds to enjoy them. I am going to dig some out overwinter as way too many. Your right the pancakes do look like crumpets.

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  3. Beautiful berries & those are some lovely heads of broccoli. I'm hoping I get some good heads, but with this hot weather we have been having, I'm having my doubts. Those scones look delicious, btw - I never think of adding berries to scones.

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    1. Thank you for coming by Margaret. I hope you get some good broc heads too. I am hoping to link the recipe to the scones soon, so please do come back - the berries are a lovely addition for sure, better than the traditonal dried fruit used in British scones

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  4. The fruit, pancakes and scones all look delicious. What an interesting exhibit those ghost trees are, that was a huge project to move them. They remind me of the huge stumps of logged trees to be found in the Redwood forests here in California. So sad.

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by Michelle and leaving a comment from Harvest Monday, its really appreciated. Yes Redwood Forest, you mention this and it brings back fond memories for me as I saw them when I visited the States for the first time to meet my best friend, who I met at Uni in Scotland. Thank you for making me smile. Yes the Ghost Trees exhibit was certainly a huge project, but a worthwhile one I think.

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  5. What lovely berries! I am planning to plant strawberries next year. Always next year, no?

    And thanks for posting the photos of the Ghost Forest. I appreciate them.

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    1. Thank you Amy and Rob. I know what you mean...:) If you lived close, I would have been more than happy to give you some of my strawberry runners. And I am pleased that you liked the link to the Ghost Forest, your welcome.

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  6. Ooh looking good! I have a little broccoli growing in my backyard, I don't know if he's going to make it. I've never grown broccoli before! Yours look lovely and green, and those berries - wow!

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    1. littleveganbear, always wonderful to hear from you. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope that the broccoli strengthens and rewards you with a good meal.
      I am def. spoiled for red berries this year.

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  7. Oh my mouth is watering, your soft berry pancakes and scones look absolutely scrummy! Lucky neighbours to find so many delicious cherries before the birds have eaten them!
    I am hoping to visit The National Botanic Garden of Wales next time we visit, the Ghost Forest is beautiful and makes a powerful statement.
    Sue X

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    1. Thank you Sue, I have just posted the recipe - but its not vegan (sorry) and nor is the scones, but I am sure you could give it a whirl - anything these days is pretty much possible to veganise.
      I hope you get to visit the Garden of Wales, I don't know when you will go - but the colours in the garden will certainly be different

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  8. I love seeing your fruit made into pancakes and scones, they looks so wonderful. And your broccoli is looking amazing as well, the heads seem really well formed. Mine tend to be loose because of the heat.

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    1. Thank you Phuong. Your so kind. The broc is good, just not much of it. I have Purple Sprouting and White Spouting growing too, but probably won't get to harvest that until winter. I hope your recover, the weather here has been rather hot too, but not today it bursting with rain.

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