Tuesday 1 September 2015
They Call It Mellow Yellow..........
Yellow a lovely colour to go into Autumn with.
As the summer growing winds down we come into the bountiful Autumn harvests
Crook Neck squash, its the first time I have grown these yellow knobbly squashes there are more coming along as well, along with other squashes, now I just have to find a nice recipe that I can preserve them with.
On the subject of preserving how about some sunshine in a jar
Piccalilli I used a river cottage recipe for this Find It here
I chopped 1kg of mixed veg, cauliflower, pepper, runner beans, courgette, cucumber and shallots yesterday and left them over night sprinkled in salt
I made up the sauce with mustard and spices while the jars were in the oven sterilising
mixed the rinsed and drained veg with the sauce it smells delicious
packed into jars and left to cool, sunshine in a jar I do like piccalilli, I don't grow cauliflower because I find it an insipid veg but will eat it in piccalilli
more yellow sunshine Sunflowers, I only grew dwarf ones this year I had some left over seeds, some were reds and burnt orange but I much prefer the yellow ones.
We have had sunshine this afternoon after a wet start to the morning, I noticed in the poly tunnel the seeds I sowed at the end of last week are up more on that tomorrow.
Martin took the grandchildren home this morning on his way back to work, so its just me and Sol again, I am having a quiet night curled up with a book that Bovey Belle lent me.
I did have a lovely delivery of a rainbow in a box arrive this morning more of that on my craft blog.
I was asked about the baked Bananas I slice them through longways not piercing the skin on the back and fill them with chopped bits of chocolate, they are then wrapped in foil and popped in the oven at 180c for about 20 mins the skins should be blackened, peel back the skin and serve.