Nourish: I've spent a bit of time in the kitchen trying to make nourishing but cost effective meals. I have decided 2015 is the year to try and save money.....I made a lovely cheap and cheerful chicken pie which I posted here. Used some unhappy bananas and made a de3licious banana and raspberry bread and made a healthy slice using up some dried apricots that had been hanging around in the pantry for ages.
Prepare: The zucchinis in the garden have been prolific once again....so I made zucchini relish and loads of zucchini soup which is in the freezer....still having to give lots away though, I didn't have success cutting them up ,then blanching and freezing them last year...they were very soggy and flavourless...don't know if anyone else has any ideas on preserving them.
|My zucchini relish with homemade labels and into the pantry...|
|I love my hessian shopping bags...I have several that I always use...they last for ages|
Green: I have been busy turning the compost and hopefully will have some suitable for the garden beds soon....also the worm wee has been great. I have also bought the ingredients to make the washing powder from Here. Will see how that goes.
Grow: The garden has been growing well but not as good as last year...maybe it's the crazy weather we are having now....40c one day and the 18c the next...I don't think the poor vegies know what's going on. The corn grew quite a few ears but they didn't quite develop inside to the ends...so about an inch on most of them has no corn...no idea why this happened.
|The corn is edible but funny looking|
|Quite a few tomatoes on the plants...but not as many as last year...still enough though|
|Zucchinis are everywhere.....they grow so fast if you miss one within a couple of days they are like huge gourds|
The pumpkin vines went crazy but quite a few of the baby pumpkins didn't develop... just turned yellow and dropped off...I think they may not have been fertilised even though I did have a bit of a dab at them with the stamen from the female plant.
|Pumpkins are also a bit tricky this year....there's quite a few there but a lot didn't fertilise|
|Still not finished this block......only managed the 2 blocks so far|
|This is an old photo of 1st block....it's finished now....|
|Growing basil from seeds in the greenhouse....hopefully they will flourish|
|Pictures really are priceless.... my Gboy is tall but Olivia is also petite.|
|These two teenagers will be moving out very soon.|
|My daughter and Gboy are out on one of those paddle boats|