Sunday, 30 August 2009

The Good Life

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments left about Jacob. He really has appreciated reading them all.

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Despite my injuries of last weekend it was no use... I was going to have to venture back into the vegetable patch...


Which meant of course I had this lot to deal with (not to mention the carrots and runner beans)

I started by pickling the beets...

And then made some bruschetta to be enjoyed in the garden with a glass of prosecco. I might not have got back to Italy this year but I can dream.

Then the plan went horribly wrong. Continuing the Italian theme there was meant to be a courgette frittata but after a second glass of prosecco I couldn't be bothered! So instead we had a tomato salad with Friday night's left overs.

I did make cookies though!

12 comments:

  1. You look as if you have had your own Harvest Festival and Market Kitchen rolled into one. All the produce looks wonderful. Nearly every time I read your blog there are temptations to lead me astray - and you know I am easily led.

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  2. I've been making and preseving jars of tomatoes..seasoned with,chili..oregano (of course!) garlic.. can't wait untilthe autumn,totry them all..
    Take care
    x

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  3. Yum. All looks gorgeous Gina and I so know what you mean about the wine taking the edge of good intentions! Well done to Jacob by the way and to his Mum too x

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  4. I love that: "...just couldn't be bothered...." decision. I think it's
    just what's needed at such times. A little proseco. Some good fresh tomatoes. What more is needed? Oh. Cookies. Of course. Invite me over. Please?

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  5. Wow - seriously impressive haul of home grown produce there Gine - well done.

    And a belated well done too to your son. It sounds like it was a hard slog for you all, but wow - what an admirable result. Well done Jacob.

    x

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  6. Just a thimbleful.....


    Oh Gina, I must come and inspect your vegetable garden -how can your results be so much better than mine? Does the secret lie in the soil (you are only a few miles away) or the watering or the nurturing? The caterpillars have eaten all the leaves on my brussels sprouts! But I DO have a marvellous crop of cultivated blackberries and apples, pears and figs so I just have to enjoy those and buy my spring onions and beetroot!

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  7. Oooooh! Yummy! It all looks delicious!

    Lucy x

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  8. those toms look yumm - i can taste them now - save me a cookie!

    xx

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  9. It all looks yummie!I can almost taste it! that would be great.. take it from the scrane and take a bite!

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  10. Ha, we had a similar Christmas where Simon bought me some cocktail equipment. We ended up hving mashed potato for lunch! Well done on braving the veggie patch.x

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  11. Mmmmmmm. And I say again, mmmmmm.

    I am rather horrified by your lack of quaffing stamina though. We'll have to work on that ... ;-)

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  12. i think your bruschetta earned you the rest of the night off. (same thing happened to me after too much elderflower champagne this weekend...)

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