Go and pop the kettle on and come back with a cuppa, I've got some news. You can see we have a gorgeous steady stream of summer goodies coming in from the garden that our season has been so slow, the major benefit is it's all been manageable. Not one zucchini has grown to mammoth proportions nor has a tomato gone uneaten, but I must say I'm so pleased the tomatoes are coming on thick and fast at the moment as I'm dying to make chutney and passatta for the stockpile. Here's some of what I've been making....
Our eggplants are the best they have ever been and will be turned into eggplant parmigiana and crumbed and fried into fritters sprinkled with sea salt and served with a garlicky aioli....I can hardly wait for lunchtime and I haven't eaten breakfast yet!
These tomatoes are a sight for sore eyes! They have been green for so long it's just so wonderful to see them coming in. We had homemade garlic, tomato, parmesan and basil pizzas for dinner one night, such a wonderful way to use them, but they are destined to my slow cooker for my sauce.
I was kindly given a bag of this weird pale looking zucchini's pictured above that I put thinly sliced into this frittata with 6 eggs, a glug of milk of your choice which I popped the zucchini in and mixed well, added some tomato, fresh basil and feta~simple but delicious I must say. Does anyone know or have these type of zucchini's? It's the first time I've seen them but I'd be keen to grow some next year.
Beetroots abound and I love to make pickled beetroots which was where these babies ended up. I'll share the recipe in a little while.
I was also very kindly given a rye sourdough starter, another mother to look after!! So watch out for that adventure coming soon!
Ok, so the exciting news....I was very lucky to have an article published in Mia Freemans online Magazine ~ Mamamia this week. It is on the illness I have, Vestibular Migraine, and I'm excited to share it with you all. Here is the link. If I can raise awareness of this silent illness or help one person than I'll be so thrilled, it has been a lovely experience.
So that's a wrap, will see you all on Monday. I hope you take the time to rest up and recharge on the weekend, your mind, body and soul will thank you.
Ciao, Jan x