And despite the poor weather, I am continuing to get some nice harvests:
In the basket this time are Runner Beans (including some lovely long straight ones), Lettuce (this one is "Green Oak Leaf"), Tomatoes and Chillies. Here's a close-up:-
Normally at this time of year I would be showing off huge baskets each with a couple of kilos of tomatoes, but this year the harvest is small (and a bit weirdly-shaped in some cases), but at least I do have some tomatoes. This is one crop without which I would consider my veg-plot to be incomplete.
In the middle of the week I picked some more Blueberries and a few Raspberries. This tub contains just over 300g.
The berries always look much riper when they are on the bush than when you bring them indoors! I realised that many of the ones I had picked were not 100% ripe, so I sorted out the best ones for eating raw and made the rest into a compote. This means simply that I put them in a pan with some Sweet Freedom sweetener and heated them gently for a couple of minutes until the skins burst. I then poured in a splash of Grand Marnier and left the compote to cool. They will be great with some ice cream, I think.
These are Jalapeno Chillis and two types of Sweet Pepper - "King of the North" (the pointed ones) and my so-called "Turkish Sweet Pepper".
The Jalapenos have gone into the freezer (we like to have some green ones available as well as some ripe ones), and Jane is eating the Peppers in lunch-time meals. She likes them with tuna, which I can't stand, so she eats it when I'm out at work! She prefers green ones to red ones.
This is my contribution to Harvest Monday where no doubt you will be able to read about all manner of other lovely veggie harvests.