I mentioned in my previous post the state of our garden.
Hubby and I got out there before the next band of rain was due to hit and tidied up what we could.
The tomatoes are overladen, so we have cut them back, tying up the remainder to give them some support in the new wind. I’ve put some of the vines on the window sill in the kitchen (you never know, the fruit thereon might ripen), had the four ripe ones for my lunch and put the remaining green ones in a bowl. I may well be trying the fried green tomatoes in the next few days.
Something else caught my eye as I was bending over the toms, and I picked these:
There are loads to come so they will be picked and frozen down when young, sweet and tender, but for these guys? We had them today.
Photo: This is my take on Pork and Beans.
I had intended to do a roast dinner, but Hubby didn’t fancy that, so as he preferred a light meal and we are still trying to get his diet sorted with this reflux problem, this is what I did.
Plain boiled rice, our cooked and sliced green beans, topped with the chop I’d cut into cubes and cooked in water in the frying pan. No sauce, no garnish, just plain cooking.
Photo: my take on a bean salad
The lettuces in the supermarket yesterday looked ready to walk out on their own, so I bought a prepacked mediterranean mix which included peppers and will do me two days.
Like Hubby, I had our green beans and the chopped pork, but added a spoonful of very low fat mayo to the salad. See that little red guy on the bottom right? That’s one of the tomatoes I picked today. Sweet isn’t he (and yes he was…….. very).
They may just ripen, my Dad picks the green ones regularly to keep the squirrels from chomping and ruining them and they always seem to ripen. They look yummie!!
I love tomatoes, which is just as well as we have a few hundred……………………. off 6 plants and now the 4 we thought had given up!
How marvellous to be able to eat your pwn produce. 🙂
We loved it in the cottage, picking an apple for sauce or a crumble, plums for the latter, onions, beans, tomatoes, spuds, never had success with carrots though, and we mustn’t forget the eggs when we had the hens. Oh happy days (but they;re coming back!)
haha Yes, it sounds like those bountiful days Are coming back. 🙂
Would be nice.