Sunday, 4 August 2013

Our Beautiful World - AUGUST

The world prompt over at the Our Beautiful World blog today is AUGUST. To me, August at our cottage in France is all about harvesting from our little veggie patch ( brocantes are important as well of course ;-) ). At the moment we are harvesting potatoes, peas, green beans, yellow courgettes, white round courgettes, beetroot and lettuces. The tomatoes are very late this year, they are only just beginning to turn red, and the sweetcorn for corn on the cob won't be ready for another couple of weeks yet either. As the tomatoes weren't ready for a pic, I picked a few raspberries for a splash of red in the pics. My favourite veg at the moment are the round white courgettes, love them just sliced and fried in butter with a little salt and pepper. Great stuffed as well when they are quite big. So I am starting the pics with a white courgette -





Why don't you take a pic of what August means to you and link it over at the Our Beautiful World blog as well? It would be great to see your thoughts in pics.

Toodlepip xxx

13 comments:

Joy said...

Looks lovely Liz. I'll have to be creative in my attempts to grow veggies here as no real garden. They'll have to be grown in tubs mainly. x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I LOVE your veggie shots Liz, especially the peas with raspberries, hmmm... yummy! Thanks for linking up with Our Beautiful World, always nice to see what other is doing in August!

Createology said...

Beautiful photos of your delicious home grown veggies. How do you ever have time to garden? Lovely countryside...

Dorthe said...

Liz,
this photoes are amazing,-so many veggies ,looking wonderfully inviting and yummy- and that white courgette looks so beautiful..I never saw seeds for this, in Denmark- it is also a fantastic decorative piece ,and then even tasting good!! You have been so lucky this year with your French garden, my dear.
Here both the peas and rasberries , have long gone, and the tomatoes in the glass home, also are on their return!! But have ben enjoied very much!!
I`m so happy for you, that all things succeded this year!!
My family left yesterday,and I`m still sad ,but we had lovely dayes together.
Sending you a warm hug and smiles.
Dorthe,xx

May said...

Beautiful photo's, Love all the fabulous fresh produce that you both grew at your cottage... Enjoy!!! Hugs May x x x

Mom E. said...

Liz,
Your veggies look so good!!! and your berries, as well! I have wondered how to cook the courgettes, I didn't even know what they were called, Usually I just get them from a friend and put them on my front porch with pumpkins and gourds for display in the fall.
I will have to try them! I may have to get more details from you!
Love your pictures, they are gorgeous!
hugs,
Betsy

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh yummie!!! They look so tasty, so fresh. Great shots Liz and thank you so much for inviting people to join in too :) Love that you put the white courgette with the cutwork lace, what a lovely combination. Thanks for sharing with us at OBW! Hugs, Wendy

dawn said...

Hello there, what a wonderful garden you have. A little more then what we have in ours. I love these pictures and the contrast of colors, gorgeous. I had never heard of courgette before, reminds me of a pumpkin, sounds yummy. Enjoy your August and fresh veggies from the garden.

Milagros C. Rivera said...

oh wow, this wet an appetite on me, such crips and fresh beauties together. I have never seen a courgette before but would for sure love to try one! Thanks for sharing these beauties with us at our beautiful world!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's sounds idyllic in your little cottage ... lovely photos ... Thanks so much for sharing at Our Beautiful World!

Shahrul Niza said...

Amazing fresh produce!!. They looked delicious already :). If my spinach seedlings grow well, that would be just the inspiration I need to grow real veges such as from your garden :). Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing them with us at Our Beautiful World!

Linda R said...

So many wonderful photos. I enjoyed taking a peek of them.

Hugs~

Barbara said...

Mmmh... these pictures make me want to go to the kitchen and cook something really yummy! Alas, all I have are raspberries... but I'll make the best of it! Your photos are gorgeous!