This echinacea reminds me of those ballerina dancers in those children musical jewellery boxes dancing elegantly in the breeze of the wind.
Quite stunning, i just wish D had planted it in the border rather than tucked away under the plum tree.
We don't have many raspberry canes this year, but what we have had has been good.
I made these raspberry muffins with some of the raspberries, but they are no match for Dave's muffin recipe, did you see his blog post last week with homegrown blueberries and homemade muffins. I want the recipe and hope he will oblige. My muffins just never seem to rise.
I mentioned in my previous blog post, that We are growing carrots for the first time in years and they seem to be doing well from the look of the healthy feathery fronds.
Here they are thinned out carrots quite healthy actually. They are yellow carrots called Jaune Obtuse de Doubs. Some had been affected by carrot fly, but the damage was minimal. so i am keeping my fingers crossed that the carrots remaining will escape the dreaded pest.
Homegrown Sunday Dinner....well almost...the only vegetable that was not homegrown were the new potatoes. Caramelized glazed baby yellow carrots and the last of the purple top Milan turnips, steamed runner beans and homemade vegan seitan hot' pastrami' on the side (whiich I will write more about later).
Glazed Turnips and Carrots
250g baby carrots, sliced in half lengthways
200g turnips, sliced into coins, blanched and rinsed, set aside
1 tablespoon caster sugar
Melt the butter in a pan and then add the carrots and turnips. Stir.
Sprinkle over the sugar.
Saute gently until the vegetables are lightly browned and glossy.
Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve immediately
Adapted from Sophie Grigson's Feasts for A Fiver.
The last time i cooked from it was a Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry
Purple Dwarf climbing beans and runner beans, plus a cooking apple that D thought was worth rescuing
Here are some of the runner beans and green beans seared with togarashi. Togarashi is a Japanese spice blend made with crushed red pepper flakes, black and white sesame seeds, nori and salt and pepper. It was lovely served as an accompaniment to a couscous dish.
Some more Champion and Telephone - tall climbing peas coming along wonderfully considering it was a slow start.
I also picked some rhubarb sticks to make rhubarb crumble. I have plenty more to pick, so any recipes, please do share. I am sharing my Monday harvest with Dave over at Happy Acres who hosts Harvest Monday every week.