Monday, 18 September 2017

Lemon Marrow Conserve Jam Jelly

I  was going to make Lemon Velvet Marrow Cream with my homegrown marrows, but when I looked in my storage cupboards, I still had two jars from last year. I changed my mind and decided on Marrow Jam instead. 

Here it is all potted it up.  I have to admit I was not really sure what to call it, so am calling it everything under the Western sun from conserve to jelly to jam.  I would even call it marmalade as that is how it looks to the eyes.
As I have only made this Lemon Marrow Conserve recently, I have not had opportunity to crack open a jar  and taste it fully, but from the leftovers in the pot it reminded me in texture of preserved ginger pieces, a little bite.  

Friday, 15 September 2017

Vegan Marrow Jerky - Biltong or Summer Squash 'Bacon' Crisps

I know aubergine aka eggplant 'facon bacon' is so popular at the moment, and I have been making it at home for a while, like this in the oven or in the dehydrator.

However this time round, I decided to give the under-rated vegetable - the marrow - the same smoky treatment.  Marrow is also known as Summer Squash in some parts of the world and this was the result. 
Smoky, golden metallic coloured crisps.  

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Cheap and Cheerful Courgette, Corn and Mint Filling

The courgettes are dwindling, but that does not mean that I don't have many courgette recipes to share, I do still have some like this cheap and cheerful courgette, corn and mint filling.  Cheap because the ingredients are affordable and abundant this time of the year, and cheerful simply because of the carnival colours.  
If you don't want to use fresh sweetcorn scraped from the cob,  you can use tinned or frozen. Oh the mint is from my garden too. 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Changing Colours of My Seasonal Harvest

I promised regular blog readers last week that I would share a photograph of the tall Russian Giant Sunflower in my garden, I have fibbed.  I will, just it was hard to take a photograph with the gusty winds bashing the sunflowers from side to side and then came the pouring rain.  I will try again for you all next week and perhaps by then there will be more sunflowers growing from the offshoots on its side.   

I do have some shiny shiny fruits and vegetables to share wiht you though.  
Some tasty strawberries and a bowl full of tomatoes
Red Apples from the neigbours in exchange for some plums.  He described these as Cider Apples.  Last year I used them in cake, may do so again this year.