Thursday, September 03, 2009

Harvest

I'm still someway off "The Good Life" style self-sufficiency (and being Felicity Kendall, much to the OH's disappointment), but I've had some success in the garden this year.

I planted some radish seeds and so far I've harvested 6 of them, but there are more still growing. I'm rather proud of this achievement.

Although I'm not that keen on radishes and there isn't much you can actually do with them, besides put them in a salad. If anyone has any radish recipes, please do let me know...

The next door neighbours apple tree continues to shed its fruit into our garden, most of them falling and rotting before we can do anything with them. But at the weekend, I plucked some from the tree and made an apple cake. It has turned out well but obviously we can't eat a cake every week, so again if anyone has any healthy recipes for cooking apples, please do post.

4 comments:

cogidubnus said...

Never mind cooking them (though they're nice with blackberries in jam... or as the basis of apple crumble... or stewed apples to serve with custard)... Best of all, they make a superb white wine (either with or without blackberries - I prefer with...)

The best recipes are in the CJ Berry winemaking books...a little aged now, but still a really good source...

Anonymous said...

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Claire said...

If you don't like eating radishes, you could carve them into flowers for garnishes, if you could be bothered - I saw some lurid photos of things like that in an old sixties cookery book once.

SandDancer said...

Cogi - wine sounds great. I shall investigate that further. Not sure why I didn't think about cider either...

Claire - life is too short for radish flowers! My mother once bought a set of implements for making veg into interesting shapes from one of the those "not available in the shops" adverts.