The rain poured from the skies non stop over the weekend and many of us were thankful for it.
I am harvesting courgettes aka zucchini. I so prefer calling them Zucchini, but i live in the UK, so it has to be courgettes. Above we have Tondo de Piacenza.
I scooped the seeds from the middle and stuffed it with some meatfree soy mince. See the meat free filling recipe here.
Some marrows aka Summer Squash in other parts of the world and courgettes: gold rush and a stripey variety, whose name I have forgotten. I have made another Marrow Curry, but this time with the addition of chickpeas. It will be our dinner for three days of the working week.
As for the courgettes, they have been used mostly for lunch. I haven't taken many photographs of my courgette dishes this year, as they have featured on my blog before such as courgette pasty, courgette cake, courgettes flapjack and pasta salad.
The climbing beans are dwindling. In fact these are the last. I may have mentioned in a previous blog post that some of my bean canes have been infested with black fly, its been particularly bad this year. So I will be pulling out the bean frames - wigwams next weekend, clear the ground and sow some fenugreek or salad leaves - I can't quite decide which of the two, unless readers have any other suggestions. It just feels such a waste not to make the most of the space whilst the weather is still relatively kind.
Well the purple and green beans may all be gone, but...
Ta'dah! We have cherry tomatoes coming from the greenhouse, these are the first of many we hope....
I was also tempted by these vegetables from the greengrocers at the indoor market when I was in Cardiff last week. I made a Middle Eastern dish called Etsis Turlu with these aubergines and two tone pepper. Come back tomorrow if you want to see the final dish which also includes some of my homegrown marrow.
If not, please do come back next week when I will show off some more of my homegrown tomatoes instead - there will be lots of them. I am sharing this post with Harvest Monday which is hosted by the lovely Dave over Our Happy Acres.