This morning in between rain showers I spent some quiet time hoeing, weeding and generally tidying up the potager.
|Dwarf runner bean"Hestia"|
The seeds were a gift from Gay
Thanks to Pondside for pointing me in that direction.
|Dwarf Haricot beans|
|Top: second sowing dwarf haricot seedlings.|
Middle: Spicy, peppery rocket..
Bottom left, just visible: Red oak leaf salad.
It is one of my life's joys, each evening, to carefully step between the rows and pick mesclun leaves for the salad bowl or a small handful of yellow and green dwarf haricot beans to go with a simple steak and frites.
Courgettes; round, green or yellow, (zucchini) get a quick egg wash and breadcrumb coating, before frying gently in butter, they go well with steak too.
Or I could make zucchini bread.
I came across a great recipe on Becky's blog " Not Your Ordinary Agent" earlier this week.
As well as cauliflower and cabbages I planted Chinese leaf a type of crunchy oriental cabbage, for the first time this year.
It has a very mild flavour and can be eaten raw in salads, steamed to serve as a side vegetable, or added to a vegetable stir fry for a quick and easy supper dish.
|Today's potager produce; yellow and green courgettes; a handful of beans; chinese leaf for steaming|
a pretty blue hibiscus flower.
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