Monday, 22 July 2019

Popping Cherry Tomatoes into my Mouth

I left work a little early this afternoon and on my way down in the lift a young lad got on carrying a sunflower in a pot.  You may wonder why this is unusual.  I work in a tower block, there are literally no green spaces around us, its all concrete.  He noted my bemusement and told me, they are having a competition in their office with the tallest sunflower.  Oh I smiled, that's nice.

When I got back home, I took a gander at my sunflowers in my garden and they are every size, but the size the should be.  According to the packet they are Russian Giant Sunflowers should grow up to ten feet, well mine are not even my height, which is just over five foot by the way.  Well, I guess there is still time. 

Anyway, here is my small, but tasty harvest.
  Some cherry tomatoes.
Some more broad beans and mint that were picked last week and used for a Gnocchi Salad dish. 
This is what I picked from the garden plot yesterday, some peas, runner beans and dwarf yellow beans, and my first yellow courgette of the year.  

A number of the vegetables above, went into the Garden Vegetable Quiche below.  Oh forgot to mention, the salad leaves are homegrown too. Its good to be eating homegrown vegetables, especially the tomatoes. 
I am sharing this harvest with Dave who blogs at Happy Acres for Harvest Monday.  

10 comments:

  1. our neighbours have sunflowers and I get impressed at how high they grow but they grow so high I couldn't imagine taking them into work (besides that it would mean having to dig them up). Your quiche and salad looks delicious - and must be so nice to have so much of it from your garden.

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    1. Never known anyone to do this, but I think this lad and his colleagues are growing them in the office on the window sill, but I am not sure - I will have to ask if I bump into him again. It would be strange brining it in from home just for the competition, but people do unusual things. We are enjoying food from the garden plot, but its not as abundant as it looks - still nice though.

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  2. I am happy for you that your garden is abundant. I know you enjoy your harvest,

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  3. It is good to be eating homegrown veggies, isn't it? I love quiche, though we usually skip the crust and make a frittata. Either is such a good way to use those garden vegs!

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    1. Defo Dave. Wish I could be self sufficient but my garden plot is not that big and is no where the size of those I had when I lived in Glasgow, Scotland and two allotment plots. I do like frittata too, but tend to make that for lunches or picnics. Do have plans to make some soon.

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  4. Even small harvests are appreciated aren't they. I love to pop warm cherry tomatoes in my mouth too.

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  5. I haven't made a quiche for ages... thank you for the reminder Shaheen. Yours looks especially tasty too

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy. I don't make it enough and when I do, its so nice - that I wonder why I don't...

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