Monday, 20 July 2020

One Week Eating Local(2) Part 5

It rained here yesterday morning so no boot sale. The only rain for days and it falls on a Sunday morning! Ho Hum

The eating locally produced is ongoing and so easy with all the garden produce.When I made the Bacon and Egg Pie last week I saved a small bit of pastry and rolled thinly, just enough to do a pastry case for a mixed fruit meringue pie with odds and ends of fruit from the garden.


Some almost past-it  gooseberries, last of the redcurrants and a couple of early very sharp cooking apples, all cooked up with quite a lot of sugar. Stirred in some cornflour (sadly not local) and  egg yolks. Then used the egg whites and sugar to make meringue for the top.

It's very pink and divides into 6.I've been eating for lunch instead of a sandwich some days.





These were a surprise from the garden

Two of the 4 calabrese plants have produced a head already, much earlier than they should and very small due to dry/chilly weather I guess.

I made a little cheese sauce and fried some of my potatoes..........After peeling - as this is the damage ants have done to some of the lovely Charlotte spuds. Every year I threaten to stop bothering with potatoes as this always happens.
Then it gets to February and the East Anglian Potato Day and there I am again getting some seed potatoes as usual.


Breakfast was toast and the very local honey which I'm enjoying as a change from toast and marmalade.

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Sue

30 comments:

  1. There's little more local that garden produce - or more delicious. Are the potatoes OK under the skin?

    Have a lovely day. xx

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    1. Yes they are OK once you get rid of the nibbled bits. Hate Ants!

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  2. You must have been reading my mind. I made a bacon and egg pie last week for the first time in years. My Mum always used to make them. It was delicious and did for two days meals.
    Shame about the spuds but I bet they still tasted lovely.
    I can't see us ever getting to a Car Boot again. Tom is unable to walk far and my hip stops me from doing the same. On well, we had years of them and got some wonderful bargains.
    Broiny
    x

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    1. The weekly forecast says rain possible next Sunday too - annoying

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  3. Shame about the ant damage. Ants round these parts have a boulder umbrella!

    I like your new take on the fruit meringue. Bet that was tasty. Our apple fallers are still too small to peel!

    You're doing very well with your eating local.

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    1. The eating local is much easier in July than November. It's going to be a brilliant apple crop this year - but small apples

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  4. That lunch looks delicious in both photographs Sue.

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  5. I actually did stop growing potatoes for the same. They are cheap, plentiful, and local grown here so I no longer waste space and time growing a crop that is generally inedible. I now look at it that I am helping support local business. Lots of things awry being early, or late, due to peculiar weather.

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    1. What I like about growing my own is just popping out to dig up a root when I want them

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    2. Know what you mean - there is nothing like a really fresh new potato. Our first attempt to grow them was plagues with slugs - they ate holes right through them. And there is something about slugs that really puts one off.

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  6. I only have a few lbs of plums if lucky. The birds have already started on them, wasps will be next.

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    1. So many wasps here this year - wish I new where the nest is. Plums are still very green as yet

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  7. Your pie looked delicious.
    I have brought a National Trust cook book from somebody in the village to put in my daughters Christmas box, all the money is going to charity so I have helped to things this way. The sun is out and its my last singing day today.
    Enjoy the day everyone.
    Hazel c uk 🌈🌈🌈

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    1. The National Trust do some lovely books and even better second-hand!

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  8. Ooh your pink 'pie' looks lovely. I like being able to have something like this for lunch, just because I can. It's a lovely change from sandwiches :-)

    I purposely didn't plant any potatoes this year after lots of blight and insect damage over the past few years, but we have SO many volunteer potato plants it's ridiculous. But because they just put themselves in I don't mind if all the spuds are rubbish.

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    1. I cheated (because I can!) and had non-local squirty cream with it. The pinkness was good but a bit sharp.

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  9. Sadly it isn’t just us who like to sample our garden offerings! x

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    1. Ants nests all round the garden this year - annoying little things

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  10. shame about the potatos, I haven't heard of ant damage. I guess you could grow them next time I containers and put ant poison around the outside area.

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    1. I think they are after the moisture - they are a pain

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  11. I found your calabrese interesting as we always refer to it as broccoli! I had to look up the difference and discovered its true name is Calabrese broccoli - who would have known LOL

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    1. tend to use broccoli for the spears .... Purple or White Sprouting Broccoli and Calabrese for these heads. But it's often sold as Broccoli too

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  12. Your pie looks very nice. I love the pink colour.

    God bless.

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