Dovefromabove


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Dinner time

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:03

Philippa, this is a recipe I've adapted from one by Karadecoolaid on the Wildfood Forum.

Slice the courgettes in rounds and sautée in butter. Season with s & p. Add a few fresh sage  leaves, sliced into slivers. Once the courgettes begin to brown, remove and set aside. Blind bake a pastry crust for about 20 minutes at 350° until barely browned. Dry toast a handful of slivered almonds and scatter on the bottom of the pastry crust. Cover with the courgette slices.Top with a generous amount of Gruyére cheese (optional) . Place in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve hot or cold.

And lots more courgette recipes here http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=10375 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Supper this evening will be tagliatelle with sliced yellow courgettes, french beans and cherry tomatoes softened in olive oil with garlic and herbs.  

The only ingredients from the shop will be the pasta and the toms - ours aren't ready yet. 

Here it is 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54281.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:48

Stars in my front garden at the moment 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54280.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Rustic Dwarf rudbeckias - thank you Chicky 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:37

Absolutely Pdoc 

As an artist, I enjoy exploring colour, texture and form in my garden - but to do it successfully I attempt to embrace the science too - it's all fascinating 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:24

Morning Pdoc  

Tree. Identification

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:19

Is this what you're looking for Reg? http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/mystery-tree/442024.html 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:17

The Oxford Dictionary's definition of 'science' is ".... The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment: "

Isn't that what gardeners do every day? 

droopy petunias

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:23

Dead-heading and a dose of tomato fertiliser ought to perk them up 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:13

Morning KEF 

My grapevine

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:12

Have you thinned the bunches?  This should be done when the grapes are small.  

Details here http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/grapevine-care/ 

 

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:08

  Tomato leaves rolling upwards like cigars can also be caused by envronmental stresses - especially hot weather  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2008/05tomato_leaf_roll.html 

Some of mine have done this a bit during the recent hot daytime temperatures, but they unroll the leaves in the cooler evening air.  Rolling the leaves up helps reduce transpiration and loss of moisture from the leaves.  

I'm growing an assortment of varieties of tomatoes this year, some heirloom and some more modern types.  The leaf-rolling seems to be affecting the more modern types - I shall take closer note.  It's also only affecting tomatoes standing on the terrace, where the temperatures are higher, and not the ones in other parts of the garden - although in other respects their conditions are the same. 

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