Sunday, 14 June 2009

A French Breakfast

I am very excited (it doesn't take much believe me) because today I have my first proper harvest since planting up my new vegetable beds. Just look at those radish! Variety: French Breakfast.

I'm not sure I would want them for breakfast (Surely a French breakfast is croissants???) but they made a welcome addition to tonight's supper - a smoked mackerel and potato salad. A perfect finish to what has been a beautiful summer day. Spinach leaves, parsley and chives all from the garden too!

Lest you should think we are going all healthy over here in the "Fan my Flame" household... pudding tonight is more Birthday Brownies with white chocolate chips and Macademia nuts because today is Joe's birthday.

Happy 20th birthday Joe!

And I don't only grow vegetables in my garden... a little past its best but still beautiful!

18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful delicate rose Gina. Happy Birthday to Joe.

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  2. Happy birthday Joe!

    I now have radish envy - the evil slugs ate every one of mine as they germinated!

    Father-in-law came down this weekend with six gorgeous home-grown courgettes. My plants are still in the almost flowering stage!!

    At least my mange tout are looking promising :-)

    xxx

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  3. Gorgeous radishes - mine haven't started fattening up yet. Your brownies make my mouth water and I can almost smell that lovely rose. Happy Birthday Joe.

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  4. Happy Birthday Joe.

    Looks like a wonderful supper. I am envious of your radishes. I've only ever managed wizened bullets (watering is a bit hit and miss round these parts!).

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  5. I just love eating produce from my garden.
    A glut of courgettes is exasperating though!!
    Happy Birthday Joe, yummy brownies!

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  6. Happy birthday Joe!!!

    Those radishes look delicious - I would probably eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but I am a bit addicted to radishes!!!

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  7. The radishes are such a gorgeous colour, the brownies look yummy!

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  8. Happy Birthday Joe - hope you have a great day - looks like birthday cake is going to be scrummy!!! Mind you last night's dinner looked damn good!!!

    xxx

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  9. Great looking radishes Gina, looks like the veg plot is reaping it's rewards already!
    The birthday brownies look yummy too!

    Celia

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  10. Who said there was no such thing as a free lunch (or dinner). They are definatley the best kind when they come from the garden! Happy birthday to Joe! xx

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  11. Salivating just looking at the salad. Yum! x

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  12. I missed this post,don't know how. Happy Birthday Joe.
    Your salad looks very yummy.

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  13. Oooooh! Yummy looking lunch and very yummy looking birthday brownies too! Happy Birthday Joe!

    Lucy x

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  14. A belated happy birthday Joe! I hope it was a great one - wishing you adventures and new friends this year.

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  15. Beautiful radishes, brownies and Joe. Happy Belated Birthday Joe!

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  16. I ate my first radish from the greenhouse today! I only pulled out one as I want to leave them to grow a bit more, but boy it was tasty.

    The other things in your post look tasty too :o) *blush*

    Monda
    x

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  17. Belated happy birthday Joe!

    Your radishes looked gorgeous Gina. It must be very satisfying to eat goodness out of your own garden.
    And to eat the brownies too!

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