Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a few mince pies. This is this years attempt.
Not only do we have a lot of gooseberries but strawberries are ripening in their hundreds. I made a strawberry sponge cake with some of them.
We have lots of gooseberries this year. Google tells me that you need to pick half of the berries early for pies & jams and then leave the remainder to fatten up and ripen fully. So we picked half of the crop and made mini gooseberry crumbles.
As the summer approaches… well lack of it really, some of our early crops are ready to harvest. Spinach is one of them, and here is what we made with it.
We were given lots of plums by a friend. Below is some pics of one of the many recipes we followed in order to use them all up.
A quick snack to use up some of our broccoli…
Recipe for Tempura Batter : http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/451626/tempura-batter
Using only the freshest picked ingredients of course, I put together a small salad using seasonal produce.
I made a couple of quiches this bank holiday. They turned out pretty well I think…
Left: Brocolli, Mushroom & Cheese Right: Tomato, Asparagus & Cheese.
I followed this recipe but modified the fillings 🙂