Sunday, 3 September 2017

Things that make you go hmm

We had to walk up to the allotment to collect our car after yesterday's barbecue. Unfortunately it's a drenching and chilly day so we didn't stay long. This post is a bit random, hopefully you'll find a few 'hmmm' moments....
Fabulous looking Tigerella tomato
We picked three of the Tigerella tomatoes which are lovely and ripe - we're having a mozerella and tomato salad tonight. I've got more Aviditas and Redcurrant tomatoes for lunches - blight has struck most of the site so we need to get through them before it reaches our plot/greenhouse.
Unfortunately the sunflower head which I was attempting to dry in the greenhouse isn't looking so good - this is how it looked when I picked it. Quite beautiful isn't it?
I saw a recipe the other day for a sliced courgette which reminded me of Hasselback potatoes, so I made this for my dinner - so delicious and looks so interesting! I baked everything, sprinkled with chilli oil and then added cheese for the final 20 minutes.
Our Glass Gem sweetcorn are very tall and have quite a few flowers and a few cobs now. Some of the cobs have red tassles to match their red male flowers - I hope they survive to produce full cobs. The magpies have been spotted tucking into our Lark sweetcorn on the other plot :-(
Significantly taller than most sweetcorn
And the last picture of wonder is from the I Love My Allotment Facebook group. Never has one of my posts ever caused so much interest. But then, the moulded cucumbers really are cool!
So, did you go hmm at all? C&C Music Factory come up with some alternative reasons to do so :-)

10 comments:

  1. You should add your post to #mygardenrightnow I-see my post today. I like the sound of the hasselback courgettes. I do like potatoes cooked that way. It's dry here but cold.

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    1. Thanks, I had noticed a couple of posts with that hashtake. I'll go and take a look.
      (I've just put the heater on :-()

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  2. Just thought I would the mounds work with courgettes?

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    1. We tried a courgette last year, but the courgette was stronger than the mould!!

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    2. You literally had a 'hmmm' moment Sue :-)

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  3. I've now shared this post to https://vegplotting.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/mygardenrightnow-autumn-edition.html

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  4. Courgette looks delish and I love the cucumbers too.

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  5. Hmmm or Mmmm? Everything looks delicious!

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