Our little 'potager', French vegetable garden, is producing lots of vegetables at the moment. There is nothing to beat the taste of just picked veggies, so incredibly fresh, full of flavour and crisp.
When we want potatoes for dinner, we go and dig up a plant ( enough for three dinners for the two of us, really :-) ). Fancy green beans for dinner? Just womble down to the veggie patch and pick haricots verts. MangeTout? Peas? No problem. The beetroot look about ready. Both the actual beetroot and the leaves are soooo good. The leaves cook like spinach. Totally delicious. The toms are not quite there yet, a few are just turning red, but boy, they are big! I love the Andine Cornu variety, they are so solid, not at all watery like most of the toms. Oh, and cherry toms, love love love those as well.
And then there are the different courgetty type veggies. OMG, we are almost drowning in huge round courgetty things! Dark green, light green, white round, white long, we got the lot, lol. My darling neighbour Annick gave me some seeds in the Spring, so I have to thank her for our fantastic harvest. They make a really gorgeous soup ( with onions, leeks, garlic and a couple of potatoes ) and they are so delicious with a variety of stuffings as well. We are getting quite imaginative with our stuffings, lol.
Here are some of them -
Picked just after the rain-
In the sunshine -
In the kitchen -
Gotta dream up a new stuffing for tonight ;-)
I have such a lot of catching up to do. Haven't posted anything in far too long. I've been to a few brocantes and found some lovely items and I have made a couple of tags for the Tag Tuesday challenge as well, which I still need to photograph. Somehow we are always busy here, you wouldn't think so, would ya, in the middle of nowhere?
I'll be posting pics of some things I am putting in the shop, on the vintageland blog later on today, so I'll be busy with that for a while.
Have a wonderful week wherever you are, toodlepip xxx