Meagre rations for the Magnons this winter.
Above are all the Onions we have, there are no Butternuts, and not a Pumpkin in sight.
It's been a funny old year.
On the plus side, we shall probably be living off Jam and Ratatouille; and I still have my Paté to make. We also have an excellent future crop of Walnuts; and my fingers are crossed for Autumn Mushrooms.
Cave dwelling isn't all it's cracked up to be!
Jam and ratatouille. An unbeatable combination.ReplyDelete
Gordon Ramsay has already asked for exclusive world rights.Delete
Pity about the onions, pumpkin and squash but at least you wont starve.ReplyDelete
It's been a strange year. It started full of promise, perfect weather, etc, then so much seemed to go wrong. Still, we won't starve.Delete
No garlic in Somerset. I experimented with butternut in the greenhouse and in the garden. The garden is much better. Cucumber on the other hand likes the greenhouse much better than the garden.ReplyDelete
My red onions were ok just rather small, I think it was too dry and you cannot get enough water into them, my French and broad beans suffered badly.
My French Beans (Contender) have been very good. I do successive sowings every 3 weeks.ReplyDelete
The farmer who bought our farm very kindly brought me a bag of field mushrooms off one of the pastures which used to be ours. They were delicious.ReplyDelete
That sounds very early; we won't see them here for quite a while, although it is raining (drizzling) this morning.Delete
You will have to increase the food budget by the sound of it. Chuck in a couple of extra euro.ReplyDelete
We certainly will. Much less in store this year; we'll probably be buying Onions by the new year.Delete
Pickled walnuts. One of the reasons for shopping at Waitrose when I'm in Glasgow.ReplyDelete
I have quite a lot in store, but I like to leave them for two years.Delete
It was terrifically hot and dry, I know that. 'Cos I'm just back. And to cold wet 'ol New Zealand. I can't believe I actually looked forward to being cold.ReplyDelete
It's a bit drizzly this morning; it makes you remember that there is other weather out there. I'd almost forgotten!Delete
I guess that that is all part of gardening ....... some things do well and others fail.... it is so disheartening after all the hard work put in and the thought of delicious things to come. Never mind, you can always fall back on your store cupboard. It has turned decidedly chilly here today ..... I think that the wonderful hot weather is over .... Autumn is beginning to creep in. XXXXReplyDelete
Yes, it's the anticipation that suddenly comes to nothing that is depressing. Still, I suppose it's always a bit like that.Delete
Well, at least your garden was not a total fail and you have something to show for all your hard work.ReplyDelete
My veggie garden was ruined by the rains but I have not given up hope. My peppers have done wonderfully and it looks like it will be a bumper crop. I got at least one win.
My Pepper plants gave an early small crop, then nothing, now they are flowering again like crazy and will no doubt produce lots of late fruits.Delete
The veges that did best for me were those planted in Autumn...Broad Beans, Red Onions, Garlic...they survived three hard spells and had grown enough before the hot dry weatherReplyDelete
I tend to start in April, when the last of the previous years' greens are just finishing.Delete
Growing a garden is never boring; no two years are ever exactly alike and you never know what you're going to get!ReplyDelete
Living on jam and ratatouille doesn't sound too bad.
I tend to be saying "Oh well, there's always next year" rather a lot in recent years. I'm looking forward to a year when I won't have to!Delete
My butternut squash have not done well this year either. I am not sure I will have any. Tomato and peppers have flourished. It's a surprise every year.ReplyDelete
I usually have a whole barrow full of Butternuts; this year not one!Delete
Swings and roundabouts, always ... We're smack in the middle of citrus & strawberry season here, so this week I've done marmalade - grapefruit (freebies) & sevilles (yay, in my local greengrocery!), cumquat liqueur & strawberry jam, and this weekend will do another batch of marmalade - seville orange & ginger - now that I've cobbled together another dozen jars. Ridiculous when there's only 2 of us but I can't help myself. Another yay, I found some duck livers languishing in the freezer & did a batch of parfait, which I've refrozen in little portions in readiness for evening nibbles. Have the very last of my b-i-law's walnuts sitting ready for shelling, too. Spring is just about sprung!ReplyDelete
Being on the other side of the world, I'm about to tackle my Paté. Every year I make a coarse Pork Paté with a large lump of Foie Gras in the middle. For special occasions only!Delete
Our garden suffered this year with our absence and then the hot weather. French beans, beetroot and bell peppers all suffered but the tomatoes have been great.ReplyDelete
You had Cherries; we didn't. All my neighbours had wonderful Tomatoes; we didn't. I must be losing my touch!Delete