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Post by freebird on 23rd July 2015, 8:07 am

Broccoli and stilton soup is good for using up a fair quantity - bung it in the freezer until the weather is colder.

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Post by Ploshkin on 23rd July 2015, 11:03 am

That would be instant divorce in this house if I filled the freezer with broccoli & stilton soup!  They're probably 1 & 2 on Mr P's list of most hated foods.

I'll definitely give the veggie curry a go when I have a bit more to cope with.

I made gooseberry ketchup yesterday, I've never made any form of ketchup before, it took rather a long time to evaporate off the water (probably should have used less) & I only ended up with 2 small bottles but it's always nice to try something different & I have gooseberries in the freezer from a previous crop anyway.

I'm getting a good 2nd flush of strawberries in the gh, really big ones, so I'm making strawberry tarts today.  They're one of Mr P's childhood favourites coming as he does from the soft fruit growing area of Perthshire.  (His grandfather was a raspberry grower)


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Post by Dandelion on 23rd July 2015, 1:11 pm

What are you harvesting today, and what's on the menu can be summed up in one word - courgettes! I can't quite believe that we had visitors this morning, and forgot to give them any courgettes to take home!!

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Post by Chilli-head on 14th January 2016, 9:10 pm

Just snacked on teacakes toasted in front of the woodburner. Oh my, so much better than a toaster Very Happy
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Post by Chilli-head on 15th August 2017, 10:25 pm

Pasta with a sauce from homemade passata tonight. Then we've been cooking up more green beans. Indian ones tonight for the freezer, Greek oily ones tomorrow. I may soon be weary of seeing French beans. Note to self - don't need to sow so many varieties next year.
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Post by Dandelion on 30th August 2017, 9:46 pm

Dandelion wrote:What are you harvesting today, and what's on the menu can be summed up in one word - courgettes! I can't quite believe that we had visitors this morning, and forgot to give them any courgettes to take home!!

Two years and one month later, and we're eating a lot of marrows!!

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Post by Ploshkin on 31st August 2017, 10:31 am

On the subject of courgette excess I've been meaning to say .....
Last year I read somewhere that cucumbers are best not stored in the fridge but wrapped in cling film and kept somewhere cool.  I didn't exactly have a surfeit of cucumbers but kept them like this until I needed them.
I really have had an enormous quantity of courgettes this year, all from one plant in the polytunnel and found that they were going dimply quite quickly in the fridge so I tried wrapping them individually and not putting them in the fridge.  It's been brilliant.  I've found that they have kept really well for at least 3 weeks in the spare bedroom.  I think the cling film stops them losing water because it is wrapped tightly.  I have tried keeping some in the green plastic bags but they still lose moisture and the bag gets wet inside after a while.
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Post by FloBear on 31st August 2017, 10:12 pm

Useful information, thank you.
I'm a fan of those green bags though I try to get out as much air as I can.
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Post by Dandelion on 2nd September 2017, 10:31 pm

Interesting! I'll certainly give this method a go for the many marrows which I am trying to store (there are only so many marrows you can eat in a week...)
I was actually stupidly pleased when I found a pile of courgettes in the salad drawer of the fridge which had gone mouldy, as it was a good reason to heave them onto the compost heap!!

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Post by Dandelion on 5th September 2017, 10:10 pm

I can't believe that I actually had to BUY a courgette for the tart I made tonight. The problem was that even the small courgettes had big hard seeds in the middle, so they weren't suitable for slicing for the top of the flan. (I used up quite a few tomatoes though!!)

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