Thursday, 22 June 2017

Keeping it Simple


Lunch the other day ... simple, tasty and on the way to being totally homegrown.


From the polytunnel ....


.... and from the shops.

Soon I will have my first pick-able cucumber, the plants have lots of little babies, and the tomatoes in the grow pots and the hanging baskets are there but they are currently just hard green balls, but soon, very soon the makings of my lunch will be totally homegrown again.

Happy days.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Peas and Fishfingers


Oh look what's just about to bulk up in the net tunnel.

I love seeing the tiny peas inside their pods, a sign of tastiness to come.


Everything is doing pretty well this year, the exceptions at the moment being my carrot crop ....which I think the mice discovered, the humane mouse trap is in daily use and I catch quite a few each week, and the first sowing of radish from the polytunnel which have just gone to seed.  Well it's been so hot in there it's no wonder.  Never mind I have a new pot of carrots in the polytunnel and the next sowing of radish from the net tunnel is just about ready to eat.


Lunch today is some Quorn 'Fishless Fingers' ... they are going to be so much tastier with a spoonful of crushed homegrown peas in a couple of weeks ... but I'll make do with some homegrown leaves and spring onion until then   :-)



Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Keeping it Simple



My first few months of eating this vegan way have been a whirl of trying all the fantastic (and some frankly not so fantastic) products that are out there.

It's been interesting and eye opening. and once you start avoiding all things dairy you find out that milk is unnecessarily added to soooooo many different foodstuffs it really has no place in, purely I guess used as a cheap bulking agent ... not good when you are dairy intolerant as I am.  I know literally within minutes of mistakenly eating something that I thought was okay to eat, as the more I have avoided dairy the more sensitive to it I have become.

So now after a few months of trying the manufactured products that are out there along side the few over wintered polytunnel crops,  I think it is time to rein things in and to embrace all that is homegrown and home produced. 

After all this is really the time of the tunnels. 

Both the net and the poly tunnels are in full production, and we can nip out and pull up or snip off whatever we are fancying to add to our meals.  A couple of spring onions, just enough leaves for one sandwich, a radish or four.  For tea tonight I will be grabbing a handful of kale for a simple pasta and kale dish.  Simple to do and totally tasty ... and totally back to my simple home grown roots.