Saturday, July 28, 2012

From my veggie garden




Mostly there is mud, but occasionally I can pick something! Cavolo nero still the main (although receding) crop, only one cabbage big enough to pick (and it was a miniature one!!!) and my last bock choy. But I can see more brassica trying not to drown like the fennel, and I am starting to pick a few celery legs, even if they are still small. And in the background... yes.. Cape gooseberries, but they mostly taste of water now...

Photo  by Alessandra Zecchini ©

19 comments:

  1. ogni volta che vedo i tuoi raccolti dal giardino/orto penso che sei molto fortunata, ma anche che dedichi molto tempo e amore alle piante e quindi meriti di raccogliere buoni frutti :)

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    1. Ultimamente non troppo perché ha diluviato per giorni e giorni da quando son tornata, e non ho avuto neppure il tempo di mettere il naso fuori casa se non per attraversare i cortile e arrivare alla macchina. Quindi sono doppiamente felice di poter trovare qualcosa che le lumache non hanno mangiato :-)

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  2. I love having things I grow myself to add to dinner. Pickings are a bit slim this year due to the weather.

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    1. Yes, even if there is only one ingredient from my garden it makes a difference to the meal :-).

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  3. I wish we could have a little more rain. Why is it that it never just rains but it pours! I hope you can rescue a bit from the over watering!! Have a good weekend. Diane

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    1. I wish I could give you a bit of our rain :-)

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  4. absolutely lovely Alessandra, I think really you have green fingers:) LOL

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  5. It is rather soggy at the moment but at least you are getting for veg from your garden.

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  6. Food from your own garden tastes SWEETER and BETTER!!

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  7. I'm impressed with your cavalo nero. We've got all our spring crops in the garden - nothing edible yet. I'm very envious that you can grow cape gooseberries there.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving a comment on my Lemon-Lime Sorbet post. The corn syrup does seem to work pretty well as a replacement for some of the sugar you would normally use. Just take care not to replace on a 1:1 ration, otherwise your sugar content will be too high and your sorbet may not firm up. Replace approximately 1 cup sugar with 3/4 cup corn syrup.

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    1. Thank you Sue. Where do you buy corn syrup? from the supermarket?

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  8. What a lovely photo. Is rain unusual for you at this time of year? I hope those gooseberries become less water logged. It would be a shame not to use them. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Yes Mary, in winter (July and August) it rains a lot in Auckland, often for days and days non-stop. It can become quite depressing really! Living in the bush has its advantages as the tree look lovely and green, but on the other hands the humidity is so high that we need to use a lot of dehumidifiers around the house, and moss grows in the veggie patch!

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  9. un meraviglioso cavolo nero per una ribollita eccezionale....hai la ricetta? se non ce l'hai vai da me e poi mi dici....viene da mia nonna non dai ristoranti...baci

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  10. Mi piace la ribollita, la faccio con quello che mi capita in casa veramente, ma vado a vedere anche la tua ricetta (che avevo già' visto tempo fa, ma ho dimenticato come la fai!).

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  11. I would love to see a picture of your vegetable garden.

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  12. Wow! That's really cool! Great harvest.

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