Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Not bad for Novice Gardeners

We are so pleased with our first proper season of food growing, it feels a little bit like magic. Buying the second hand greenhouse was the catalyst of course, without that we would have struggled to get things going.

2 courgette plants will probably produce enough for the two of us for sometime to come. We're trying to pick and eat them as quickly as they grow so we only eat the courgettes at their best, whilst they are small and tender.

I tried grating them the other evening, mixed with some low fat creme fraiche or sour cream, which is what we had left in the fridge from a previous meal, a small amount of Parmesan, smoked garlic and black pepper made for a tasty pasta sauce.
The spaghetti was dried but tasted smashing with the really fresh sauce and kept the price of the meal really low.  Although I think I put a little too much smoked garlic in, good job we both ate the same thing.

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  1. Your garden seems to be very productive, eating truly fresh food is wonderful isn't it?

    You pasta sauce sounds delicious; the only way I can enjoy courgette is if it is raw and grated, lots of flavours added too. I had not thought to add it to pasta!

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    1. Hi Toffeeapple, yes it was tip top. Trying out home made pizza tonight so more courgettes no doubt. Some mixed herbs should zing them up and make them shout:)
      Jean xx

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  2. Must add Morrie's NU ME soured cream to my shopping list!
    I wonder if a raised bed would solve my problem of the neighbour's monster Leylandii hedge extracting all the goodness out of my soil?

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    1. Possibly Nilly. We were fortunate enough to get the details of a local lass who supplied us with some mushroom compost for the beds at a great price, that seems to be working well.

      Jean xx

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