This is an ongoing post of my so-called ‘glory year’, that is to say, my first year growing under plastic. I wanted to record the journey for myself, but also show how much can be achieved in one growing season.…
- An Egg from my girls!
- 80gm butter or marg
- 160gm flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg beaten with a bit of water and 1tsp mustard
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- A handful of kale- remove the stems and chop the kale
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1 finely chopped chilli
- 6 runner beans, sliced
- 1 medium carrot grated
- 1 small courgette- this little beauty is one of our heritage plants!
- 100gm cheese grated- a sharp hard cheese is good
- 3 medium tomatoes (I've used our golden ones)
- a splash of olive oil
- 1 egg
- 2tbsp chopped purple sage
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to at (Gas mk 6, 200 C/400 F)
- Pie Crust
- Cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft. Dice the potato and steam it until it is soft. Saute the kale with onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add the steamed potatoes and mix well. Chuck in the rest of the ingredients except the tomatoes and half the cheese. Mix well and press into the pie case. Top with the rest of the cheese and tomatoes and then bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Serve with a corn on the cob, a green salad and some beetroot slaw.
The weather has been so uncharacteristically hot for the UK that we are having to water a lot and we are getting a great yield from our crops. Everything is very early, the corn is ripening quickly and apples are falling and ready for cooking and eating! Learn more
Well, that season is upon us now and everyone is trying to use up and give away those rampant squashes. Courgettes, zucchinis, whatever you want to call them.
Most gardeners will always be looking for ways to use up the glut of squashes and this is an extra delicious and nutritious way to use up courgettes or marrows. It is moist and flavoursome, not too sweet and full…
Risottos are a great way of enjoying lots of fresh veg that is ripe without over cooking them. You can just chuck most of them in at the last minute. If you are veggie, you can always use a veggie…