Monday, 16 July 2012

EEEEEEK its hideous!

Hi Guys

I did get to the Lottie on Saturday - I did grub about in the mud for a couple of hours, but gave up after that.  It was thoroughly depressing and damp.  Still I cleared a few weeds and all of the allotments on site seem to be a bit ragged, so I'm not alone.

I did pick some lettuce which seem to carry on regardless, some more peas, sugar snaps (which are now too overgrown) some GIANT radish some bonus broad beans that have popped out of nowhere, and duh duh duuuuuuuh the first of the GOOOSEGOGS!

To which end I made a pie...

Errrr Can I just state that it would have worked better if the recipe had told me to remove it from the paper and not roll the pastry so thin (and I hadn't just been a bit laissez faire with the ingredients!)  It did taste good though!  YUM.

Saw The amazing Spiderman yesterday - it was Awesome.  What 3D has been waiting for!  Also watched this week was - seeking a friend for the end of the world - again very good, a lovely love story, and the Green Lantern - I am loving the superhero films at the mo!

Anyway I'd better go I'm at work!  LOL

Chat soon X

Friday, 13 July 2012

Picture time

Hi there

Now as you all know its still raining torrents every day.  so not too much has happened.  Think my outdoor toms are going to die without producing anything.  I digress.  We have still managed a few harvests so I thought that instead of moaning at what is doing badly I'd have a little show and tell.

So here is a pic of my Garlic harvest (next to my only but fine looking aubergine) the one bulb I have taken into the kitchen and three of the four cloves that went into our dinner last night!  YUM  Strong though - I don't know why I thought it wouldn't be as strong as "Shop" garlic!


My cukes in the conservatory are doing really well - They are both mini varieties one home grown and another from B&Q  lovely - we haven't had to buy cucumber for weeks!

My first Chilli of 2012 (also in last nights dinner ) a purple gusto - again taken aback at the "purpleness"  Brill!

And here are my sugar snap peas - even Mr B likes these and he's not keen on regular peas!

Also we are having good potatoes - early varieties.  Particularly the pentland javelin!

I am looking forward to going tomorrow as I didn't get there last weekend - we had a family wedding to go to (I think my liver is still recovering!)  Mind you its forecast rain so we'll see!

Chat soon X