Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Corners in the front garden

Just a few minutes snapping away in the front garden (which needs weeding and is becoming a little overgrown).

fern in the urn

yellow bobbing flowers

yellow hot poker!

smelly flowers  by the gate

flowers that planted themselves by the hedge

rhubarb, rhubarb

I need to start on the crumble making for this year especially now we've been donated a bucket of ...


Oh yes! Plub crumble and plub jam here we go!


PS I hope you are enjoying my cornering this week.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Corners outside in the back garden

This was a quick 5 minute snap in the back garden.

Sweet peas on their last legs but still flowering

Is it ready or not - just have a quick peep

Loadsa toms ready. These are Ildi.

The horse shoe was in the garden when we first bought
the house.

Gardening kit

Hose corner with old watering can and a bag of moss -
plus tons of weeds.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Corners downstairs

More snapping today. This time downstairs.

On piano in the dining room

Sideboard in the dining room

Downstairs loo


Front room

Front room

Kitchen shelves

Back room dresser

Back room mirror


Saturday, 29 August 2015

Corners upstairs

I just snapped away at things that caught my eye upstairs.

Latest ripple destined to be a cover for cushions on
outdoor furniture

Bedhead and bedcover

Corner of my dressing table

Top of the shelf unit in the craft room

One of the cubby holes in the shelf unit

30s headband and frames on top of some drawers

Books on a shelf

Orchid in the bath!

Shelf in a bedroom

Same shelves as above

Paper flowers on a cabinet


Friday, 28 August 2015

Courgette recipes for the inundated growers

I am so thankful for the suggestions for recipes using this very versatile vegetable. I thought I'd put the examples in a post and if anyone else has other courgette recipes perhaps they could add them in the comments. Having all the recipes together will help me next year when I'm inundated again with this fast growing friend.

I found curry one of the best ways to deal with the large ones too! Fast eaters who were visiting last week had it in their mouths long before they worked out it was not another lump of chicken. That'll teach them to eat properly at my table! They did beg for courgette mercy after 3 days though.

Have you tried Courgette Lasagne? I spotted it on a blog and made a note of the recipe but not whose blog I'd read. They found it on the BBC website:

I am doing Piccalilli this week end and courgette is going in that :-)


I slice them very thinly and saute slowly in a little butter and canola oil together with finely diced onions. I add a few spoonfuls of ketchup and a dash of soy sauce, sprinkle with Italian Seasoning ( or just dried oregano or basil) until very nicely done! Delicious side dish. The zucchini I use are about cucumber size. 

Here are some of my uses that I've recorded elsewhere in the blog.

Courgette Surprise

Slice the courgettes and drizzle with olive oil. Season with black pepper and a little salt. Bake in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes then pop on some tomatoes. Tinned toms can be used if real toms are not available. 

Place some sliced mushrooms a-top and finish off with grated cheese. Mine was a mature cheddar. Put back in the oven for a further 15 minutes.

Grated Courgette sauteed in butter

 Cook as the title suggests.

Added Ingredient to other dishes eg. Shepherd's Pie or Curry

All Sorts Soup

* tomatoes from the garden
* left over broccoli
* stock cube
* onion
* courgette from the garden
* left over beans

Saute the onion and courgette. Add all the other ingredients and then whizz.

It is delicious with a touch of black pepper.


PS Welcome, welcome to my new follower.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Buttering up DH

The courgette was fried in butter, salted and then sprinkled with grated cheese. It was eaten with the other half of yesterday's Shepherd's Pie.

Only another 100 or so to go!


Wednesday, 26 August 2015


The courgette was successfully hidden and eaten in the Shepherd's Pie today!