Saturday, 14 September 2013

harvests ....

.... the colour of autumn.
The lovely purples and oranges of autumn are reflected in our allotment harvest at the moment. 
 
Remember the little plum tree on our allotment?
 
 Well here is our harvest.
 

 
Just three little fruits - but they were delicious!
We ate them straight from the tree.
 
 
 
 We have been harvesting the beetroot for some weeks now, but these are the first of the squash.
 




Earlier in the year, when  the butternut and harlequin squash seeds seemed very slow to germinate, I bought two munchkin squash plants from the garden centre.
 
 




They romped away and have loved the hot, sunny weather this year.
 



I don't know yet how the flavour compares to the butternut squash, but will report back when I've had a chance to try them.






 
Meanwhile, the beetroot, Bolthardy, have been delicious, boiled, roasted and raw.



This was a recipe from Hugh Fearnley -Whittingstall's book River Cottage: Veg Every Day.
Called Beetroot with Walnuts and Cumin  I can really recommend it.

Simple, but delicious!

 
 
 
 
 


7 comments:

  1. it all looks scrum my. Such amazing autumn colours in plums, beetroot and squash aren't there. Enjoy :-)

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  2. Such beautiful photos, I love them. I bought some Victoria plums today at the car boot sale, their skins are such a pretty colour. We have purple plums on our tree but nothing beats the flavour of Vics...

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  3. Such beautiful photos, I love them. I bought some Victoria plums today at the car boot sale, their skins are such a pretty colour. We have purple plums on our tree but nothing beats the flavour of Vics...

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  4. Beautiful photos... I love Autumn with it's brilliant coloured harvests. Enjoy!

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  5. Love your bountiful pictures. I must give that recipe a try as I can't eat enough walnuts (getting through bags of them, what's that all about?) at the moment.

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  6. Lovely squash photos... well all the photos are lovely, but the squash ones especially! I'm off to look up that beetroot recipe now - thanks for the recommendation.

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  7. I love beetroot. It seems to be one of those Marmite foods: you either love it or hate it (although I suspect the haters have only eaten it pickled, which is enough to put anyone off).
    I enjoy it with sharp flavours like horseradish or feta, and it's lovely in a warm salad with smoked mackerel and potatoes. Your photos have convinced me to try growing my own!

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