The weather can't make it's mind up at the moment, hot one day, cold the next. Today has been nice n warm after a chilly start but last night was very cool. Makes deciding what to wear for the day tricky!
So this weekend has been very productive in terms of socialising but not very productive on the plot or back garden! Well, you can't have everything. (By the way, any Throwing Muses and Tanya Donelly fans out there...totally awesome gig last night!)
And on to the harvests
This was Tuesday I think. Noticed this butternut squash had split so brought it home. I have two b squash plants,,each with two fruits. I didn't think one was quite ripe but turns out it was in the end.
Yes minxie, it's chard, you wouldn't like it.
Couldn't resist a face...reminds me a bit of one of the characters from The Dark Crystal (augrah) but the eye's the wrong side.
Anyhoo, when i cut open the butternut squash it was like this:
So not too much damage. The rough bit just sliced off easily.
It made a nice trayful of roast squash which went into a sort of curry. I roasted it one night after work and then made it into the curry the next morning before work...not like me at all!
A little selection from the plot, weds or thurs. Actually I think those beans are from the back garden as haven't got many growing on the plot. The intermittent warm weather has brought on a few more strawberries, a great treat.
And again from the plot, still some courgettes squeezing out.
Tomatoes and a chilli from the back garden lean- to. I think I have about a bowlful left to come (that's if they all ripen, I've stripped off all the leaves now)
Today from the plot. Not all the chard I picked as we'd already put in the cooking pot! I decided to start bringing home the butternut squashes, one at a time as they're heavy! I also dug up another bag of potatoes and there was a courgette and some beans another day I didn't take pics of.
So all in all, not a bad week. Tonight I've made stewed fruit with some of the fresh berries and some from the freezer plus some of the apples (ones which were damaged and wouldn't keep) and also made a pan of tomato / pasta sauce to go in the freezer.
Had to make sure I didn't get the spoons mixed up! Could've been an interesting flavour combination.
Linking in with all the good folk at Harvest Monday, hosted by Daphne's Dandelions :)