We've had a proper harvest this weekend
Black currants for jam
Peas, courgettes, broad beans, new potatoes and yet more strawberries (the latter made into a compote for breakfast with yoghurt and home made granola)
Podding the peas - a quiet, pleasant job and of course you get to eat some as you go, one for me, one for the pot, one for me, or until I get told off anyway.
I made a lovely quiche with the peas and broad beans, with some left over for lunches.
The other beans, Bolotti, Runners, French and Cobra as also now coming into flower - at last...
These ones are the Cobra flowers
and of course the runner beans
And the squashes are fruiting too
We picked some wild cherries. Unfortunately we couldn't reach high enough to collect them for more than 2 jars and a tiny pot of cherry and orange compote/jam, even with an extending fishing pole. The neighbours around here must have wondered what we were up to hanging about in the road, but hey better we get to eat them than the squirrels and pigeons, especially when whats left over from them ends up all over my car and not just the pips!
And finally some gooseberries from the garden to make into a gooseberry fool for desert, hmmm lovely and so slimming too, just gooseberries softened in a little bit of butter, sugar to taste and double cream, what could be wrong with that!