Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Calabrese, Perpetual Spinach, Peppers, and Summer Berries

It's got to that great time of year when I can visit the allotment and pick a whole bunch of things for dinner. To go with my Sharpe's Express first early's that we harvested last weekend I got some calabrese...

...some perpetual spinach...

...some green sweet peppers...

...and last, but certainly not least, raspberries, loganberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, and gooseberries! There was only a handful of ripe loganberries, but in the last few days the raspberries have come out in force, which was surprising since it has done nothing but rain for weeks. 

This year I am absolutely determined not to let the vast majority of the gooseberries and currants go to waste and am going to attempt to make some jam. My first attempt at jam making will no doubt appear in a post sometime soon :)


  1. A good haul from the garden - my gooseberries not quite ready yet - hardly any blackcurrants or redcurrants this year - its all going terribly wrong!

    1. Hi Elaine, I know! I've been very lucky with my fruit it seems. I was talking to a lady at my allotment today and we were bemoaning the sorry state of our runner beans and courgettes. Lindsay