Monday, 21 July 2014

Our Beautiful Word - Vegetable

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


Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Lucky Lucky you,our veggie garden struggles along. Everything takes so long to grow. I pile on the compost and goodies and water,but it still struggles. I get frustrated at times. Love your fresh pumpkins. MMm lovely pumpkin soup would be good

Elizabeth said...

Although we now have a much smaller garden than in France, we are picking French beans, runners, mange touts, potatoes...and waiting for the tomatoes to turn red! There is nothing like a plate of your own vegetables is there!

Pam said...

I so enjoyed reading your post! Your garden sounds wonderful! Great photos, and much luck disposing, one way or another, of all your courgetty things! ;)

Manuela said...

Hallo, es gibt nichts besseres als Gemüse aus dem eignen Garten :-))
Die Kürbisse sehen super aus. Ja, es gibt so viele verschiedene Farben, Formen, Sorten... Habe mich gewundert das du deutsch sprichst bzw. schreibst, daher schreibe ich jetzt auch mal auf deutsch :-)
Danke fürs mitmachen bei "Our Beautiful World"

Ros Crawford said...

Oh how wonderful to have a garden like that ... I always wanted a little cottage with such a garden ... plenty of animals and a craft area ... heaven! Thanks so much for sharing at Our Beautiful World!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh isn't it wonderful to have ones own vegetable garden, they taste so much nicer that bought ones. Thanks for sharing your great set of photos with Our Beautiful World, hope you cooked up a delicious dish. Have a great week Robyn