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Experimenting with different recipes for cooking courgettes
10:13am Monday 25th July 2011 in Your Say
We’ve spent most of this week catching up with jobs around the home and garden.
Apart from collecting crops the weather’s been too wet to spend much time on the allotments. We’ve also used this opportunity to start planning our vegetables for next year.
Lots of garden retailers begin to sell this year's seeds at heavily reduced prices - some as much as 75% cheaper.
Most seeds (if kept in a cool, dry place) will last for a number of years. So it makes sense to buy when the price is right.
This week I’ve also been experimenting with different recipes for cooking courgettes. We always have such glut of them this time of year; it’s good they’re such a versatile vegetable.
As well as making courgette crisps, fries, fritters, soups, bread, muffins and chocolate cake I’ve found a recipe for making wine. Might give it a try if we have any surplus.
We have a glut of tomatoes so as well as eating in salads, baking, frying, making soups, sauces, chutneys, ketchups, oven dried etc these also make a decent palatable wine.
In the garden at home, the peaches are ripening nicely. I don’t think I’ll be looking into recipes for cooking these though as they are best eaten warmed by the sun straight from the tree.
Another supermarket purchase bought last year for under £4, it should be producing delicious juicy peaches for many more years to come.
What a bargain!
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MUM-OF-TWO Gemma Antell will be sharing her pregnancy journey over the next three months as she prepares for a home birth. The 29-year-old from Fearnhead hopes to reassure other mums considering having their baby at home particularly as she lost her first child through a miscarriage at 12 weeks in 2004.