Look what we did!!!
The absolute joys of having a garden and a poly-tunnel and relentless watering each day, are realised in September.
Here we have corn-on-the-cob (a favourite),
raspberries, beans, tomatoes and courgettes.
We are so blessed to have an orchard of trees which produce cooking apples, eating apples, plums, and quince.
Apple crumble we love and is easy to make, but i think
Steve's baked apples beat even a great apple crumble (i have put the recipe from 'BBC food recipes' for this at the bottom of this post).
But of all our harvest this year, this little beauty (and many more like it) caught our eye. What the heck have we grown?!
Isn't it beautiful?! It looks like a cup cake! It turns out they are from the squash family and this one is a Pattypan squash, unsurprisingly. It comes in yellow, green and white varieties
and you cook it much as you would a courgette.
I have decided i cannot cook this one, partly because i have now read they lose their flavour if they are any bigger than 3 inches (doh!) and partly because i think it will make a wonderful bonfire decoration on our tables in November.
Where is this year going?