Busy-Lizzie


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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:28

Thank you Kitchen gardener, just what I wanted to hear!

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:26

Made a Moroccan cous cous salad with courgettes and chicken to take to son's for lunch today.

Make a marinade for chicken breasts with Greek yoghurt, harissa, ground coriander. Wrap breasts lightly in foil and bake in oven for about 20 mins or til cooked. Put cous cous in bowl and cover with boiling water, leave until absorbed, stirring from time to time with a fork then add lemon juice. Chop courgettes and fry until coloured but still a bit crisp. Chop French beans and cook al dente. Make dressing from cider vinegar, olive oil, the juices from the chicken, chopped lemon thyme, a little harissa or chilli, seasoning. Cut chicken in bite size pieces and mix all ingredients together.

Sorry, as I did it like that with what I had available, I don't have a recipe for quantities and timings, just adjust as you think fit.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 23:26

http://www.goodlightscraps.com/content/good-night/good-night-10.gif

 

Probably gets them from Google Images.

 

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:19

I make a basic courgette and onion soup then add mint, blitz it and add some cream. Can be cold, like vichyssoise, or hot.

Also, to a basic Victoria sandwich mix you can add grated courgette with zest and juice of a lemon for a moist cake.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:11

I never get a hangover from champagne. That should read used to as I don't drink enough to get hangovers now that I'm old and sensible.

Somewhere there was a thread with sunflowers on, thought OL had posted pics. I have 2 out now, a tall yellow and a short yellow. The red ones and orange short ones didn't germinate. Probably had the seeds too long. Anyone know where that thread is?

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 19:03

Think I've done nearly everything mentioned on this thread, including leaving baby son in pram outside the butchers,  I was young then. Often go to the fridge and forget what I was going for. But lost my secateurs the other day, then, the next day OH found them in his shed. He'd borrowed them and forgotten!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 18:42

Hurray for Lily! Enjoy your new life.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 14:57

Love the agastache, saw lots of them at the Breezy Knees garden near York. I'd never seen Black Adder in real life before as they don't seem to sell them here. I bought some Heather Queen plug plants a couple of years ago but they didn't survive the winter, and the seeds I'd sown didn't germinate;

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:45

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55315.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55314.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Trailing petunias that I grew from seed - cheaper than surfinias, and rudbeckias.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:34

Morning all.
Dordogne Damsel, this is a bad summer by Dordogne standards, but I prefer it. I hate the hot dry summers, uncomfortable and expensive on water. 2003 was awful. Lovely gladioli.

HW and ironing  this afternoon.

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